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Indo-European Lexicon

PIE Etymon and IE Reflexes

Below we display: a Proto-Indo-European (PIE) etymon adapted from Pokorny, with our own English gloss; our Semantic Field assignment(s) for the etymon, linked to information about the field(s); an optional Comment; and Reflexes (derived words) in various Indo-European languages, organized by family/group in west-to-east order where Germanic is split into West/North/East families and English, our language of primary emphasis, is artificially separated from West Germanic. IE Reflexes appear most often as single words with any optional letter(s) enclosed in parentheses; but alternative full spellings are separated by '/' and "principal parts" appear in a standard order (e.g. masculine, feminine, and neuter forms) separated by commas.

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Pokorny Etymon: leik-   'to leave, relinquish'

Semantic Field: to Leave, Relinquish


Indo-European Reflexes:

Family/Language Reflex(es) PoS/Gram. Gloss Source(s)
Old Irish: fliuch adj damp W7
  lēicid vb to leave, relinquish LRC
Old English: lǣn/lān n.fem loan W7/ASD
  lǣnan vb.wk to lend W7/ASD
  lēon vb.str to lend W7/ASD
Middle English: eclipse n eclipse W7
  lenden vb to lend W7
  lenen vb to lend W7
  licour n liquor W7
  liquid adj liquid W7
  lon n loan W7
  prolix adj prolix W7
  relik n relic W7
  relinquisshen vb to relinquish W7
English: delinquent adj offending by neglect/violation of duty/law AHD/W7
  deliquesce vb.intrans to melt away AHD/W7
  derelict adj run down, abandoned by owner/occupant AHD/W7
  eclipse n total/partial obscuration of one star/planet by another AHD/W7
  ellipsis n omission of word(s) that can be supplied by reader/hearer AHD/W7
  lend, lent vb.wk to give for use temporarily (pending return) AHD/W7
  liquate vb.trans to separate out by application of heat AHD/W7
  liquefy vb to reduce to liquid state AHD/W7
  liquescent adj melting, being/tending to become liquid AHD/W7
  liquid adj flowing freely (like water) AHD/W7
  liquor n liquid substance AHD/W7
  lixiviate vb.trans to extract (from solid mixture) by washing/percolation AHD/W7
  loan n money lent at interest AHD/W7
  prolix adj unduly prolonged/drawn out AHD/W7
  relic n object esteemed/venerated due to association with saint/martyr AHD/W7
  relinquish vb.trans to abandon, retreat/withdraw from AHD/W7
Old Frisian: lēn n.neut grant, fee, fief ASD
  lēna vb to lend, grant ASD
  lēra vb to teach, instruct ASD
  līa vb to lend ASD
Old Saxon: (far-)līhan vb to lend ASD
  lērian vb to teach, instruct ASD
Old Low German: līan vb to lend ASD
Old High German: lēhan n.neut loan, fee ASD
  lēhanon vb to borrow ASD
  lēran vb to teach, instruct ASD
  līhan vb to lend LRC
German: lehen n.neut fief, fee ASD
  lehnen vb to lend ASD
  lehren vb to teach, instruct ASD
  leihen vb to lend ASD
Old Norse: lān n loan W7
  ljā vb to lend LRC
Icelandic: lána vb to lend ASD
  léna vb to grant ASD
  ljá vb to lend ASD
  læra vb to teach; learn ASD
Danish: lære vb to teach; learn ASD
Gothic: leiƕan vb to lend LRC
Latin: delinquens, delinquentis adj/vb.ptc offensive, delinquent W7
  delinquo, delinquere vb to fail, offend W7
  deliquesco, deliquescere vb to melt, dissolve W7
  derelinquo, derelinquere, derelīquī, derelictus vb to abandon W7
  eclipsis n.fem eclipse W7
  ellipsis n.fem ellipse W7
  linquō, linquere, līquī, -- vb.I to quit, leave, go away W7
  liquefacio, liquefacere vb.III to liquefy W7
  liqueo, liquēre vb.II to be fluid W7
  liquesco, liquescere vb to become liquid W7
  liquidus adj fluid W7
  liquō, liquāre vb.II to melt, dissolve, make fluid W7
  liquor, liquoris n.masc fluid, fluidity W7
  lixa n.fem lye, water W7
  lixivius adj made of lye W7
  prolixus adj extended W7
  relinquo, relinquere vb to abandon, leave behind W7
  reliquiae remains W7
  reliquus, reliqua, reliquum adj remaining, left behind LRC
Late Latin: lixivium n.neut lye W7
  reliquiae remains of a martyr W7
Medieval Latin: reliquia relics W7
Old French: licour n.fem liquid, liquor, nectar W7
  relique n.fem relic W7
Middle French: liquefier vb to liquefy W7
  liquide adj fluid W7
  prolixe adj prolix, generous W7
  relinquir, relinquiss- vb to relinquish W7
French: éclipse n.fem eclipse W7
Old Prussian: polīnka vb to remain LRC
Lithuanian: laĩkas n.masc time LRC
  laikýti, laĩko, laĩkė vb to keep LRC
  lìkti, líeka, lìko vb to remain LRC
  palìkti, paliẽka, palìko vb to leave LRC
Latvian: likt vb to leave LRC
  palikt, palieku, paliku vb to remain, become LRC
Homeric Greek: λείπω vb to quit, leave LRC
Greek: ekleipw vb to fail, omit, suffer eclipse W7
  ekleipsis n.fem omition, eclipse W7
  elleipw vb to leave out, fall short W7
  elleipsis n.fem ellipsis, ellipse W7
Armenian: lk'anem vb to leave LRC
Avestan: irinaḫti vb to leave W7
Sanskrit: riṅákti vb to leave W7


Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:

Abbrev. Meaning
I=class 1
II=class 2
III=class 3
fem=feminine (gender)
masc=masculine (gender)
neut=neuter (gender)
pl=plural (number)
str=strong (inflection)
wk=weak (inflection)

Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):

Code Citation
AHD=Calvert Watkins: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed. (2000)
ASD=Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller: An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1898)
LRC=Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
W7=Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)

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