gheslo- / Indo-European roots

gheslo-

Seen by some as a base for words meaning "thousand"

Oldest form *g̑heslo-, becoming *gheslo- in centum languages.
1. Suffixed form *ghesl-yo-. chiliad, kilo- from Greek khīlioi, thousand.
2. Compound *sm̥-gheslo- (*sm̥-, one; see sem-1) Hazara from Old Iranian *hazahram, thousand.
3. mil1, mile, millenary, millesimal, milli-, milliary, millime, million; milfoil, millefiori glass, millefleur, millennium, millepore, millipede, per mil from Latin mīlle, thousand, which has been analyzed as *smī-, "one" + a form *ghslī-, but is of obscure origin.

[Pokorny g̑héslo- 446.]



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