Entries in the table below show Proto-Indo-European (PIE) roots, rendered as Pokorny etyma where the reconstructed phoneme */bh/ (glottalic */b(h)/) appears in initial or final position. Each root is linked to a page showing the PIE etymon and Indo-European (IE) reflexes thereof.
Note: Pokorny's etyma as spelled on this page have been rendered in ISO-8859-1, but links lead to pages rendered in Unicode 3 -- with other renderings available via links there. [Unicode pages generally render Pokorny's etyma and non-English text more faithfully than is possible in ISO-8859-1, so they are much preferred.]
|Initial Position||Final Position|
|PIE *bher- 'to bear, carry'||PIE *webh- 'to plait, weave'|
|PIE *bhedh- 'to bend, flex'||PIE *leubh- 'to like, love'|
|PIE *bhrater- 'brother'||PIE *nebh- 'damp; clouds'|