bel- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root bel-: Bolshevik, debilitate, debility.

bel-

Strong.

1. Suffixed o-grade form *bol-iyo-. Bolshevik from Russian bol'shoĭ, large.
2. Prefixed form *dē-bel-i-, "without strength" (dē-, privative prefix; see de-) debilitate, debility from Latin dēbilis, weak.

[Pokorny 2. bel- 96.]



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