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Words about the Sky

The words in the first row of this table are all marked with an asterisk (*).
This means that they are believed to be the P.I.E. roots that later became words in other languages, as shown in the other rows of the table.

 

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P.I.E.

*nokwt-

*ster-

*sn(e/o)igwh-

*sawel-/sun-

*men(or)-/me(n)s-

Modern English

night

star

snow

sun

moon

OLD ENGLISH

niht

steorra

snaw

sunne

mona

GERMAN

Nacht

Stern

Schnee

Sonne

Mond

LATIN

noctis

stella

nivis

sol

mensis 'month'

GREEK

nuktos

aster

nipha

helios

men 'month'

RUSSIAN

noch'

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sneg

solntse

mesjats 'month'

SANSKRIT

naktam

str-

snih- 'sticky'

surya

mas- 'month'

SPANISH

noche

estrella

nieve

sol

mes 'month'

FRENCH

nuit

etoile

neige

soleil

mois 'month'



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