ōku- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root ōku-: accipiter, oxytocic.

ōku-

Swift.

Oldest form *ōk̑u-, becoming *ōku- in centum languages.
1. oxytocic from Greek ōkus, swift.
2. Possibly altered zero-grade form *aku- in compound *aku-petro-, "swift-flying" (*pet-ro-, flying; see pet-) accipiter from Latin accipiter, hawk.

[Pokorny ōk̑ú-s 775.]



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