demə- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root demə-: adamant, daunt, indomitable, tame.


To constrain, force, especially to break in (horses).

Oldest form *demh2-.
1. Suffixed o-grade form *dom(ə)-o-. tame from Old English tam, domesticated, from Germanic *tamaz.
2. O-grade form *domə-. daunt; indomitable from Latin domāre, to tame, subdue.
3. Zero-grade form *dm̥ə-. adamant, diamond from Greek damān, to tame (> adamās, unconquerable, from *n̥-dm̥ə-nt-).

[Pokorny (demə-) 199.]

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