ekwo- / Indo-European roots



Probably to be segmented *ekw-o-, a suffixed form akin to the lengthened o-grade adjective ōku-, swift. Oldest form h1ek̑wo-, becoming ekwo- in centum languages.
1. equestrian, equid, equine, equitant, equitation, Equuleus; equisetum from Latin equus, horse.
2. eohippus, hippocampus, Hippocrene, hippodrome, hippogriff, hippopotamus from Greek hippos, horse.
3. alfalfa from Old Iranian *aspa-, horse.

[Pokorny ek̑u̯o-s 301.]

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