gʷhī- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root gʷhī-: enfilade, ficelle, filament, filar, filaria, file, filiform, filigree, fillet, filoplume, filose, filovirus, filum, profile, purfle, zij.

gwhī-

Thread, tendon.

Oldest full-grade form *gwhyehx-, with zero-grade form *gwhihx- becoming *gwhī-.
1. Full-grade form gwhyeə-. zij ultimately from Old Iranian *ǰyā-, bowstring (attested in Avestan ǰyā-).
2. Suffixed form *gwhī-slo-. ficelle, filament, filar, filaria, file1, fillet, filose, filum; defile2, enfilade, filiform, filigree, filoplume, filovirus, profile, purfle from Latin fīlum, thread.

[Pokorny g̒ͧheiə- 489.]



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