kʷeiə- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root kʷeiə-: acquiesce, acquit, coy, quiet, requiem, requiescat, tranquil, while, whilom.


To rest, be quiet.

Oldest forms *kweih1-, *kwyeh1-.

Derivatives include while, coy, requiem.

I. Suffixed zero-grade form *kwī-lo- (< *kwiə-lo-).
1. a. while from Old English hwīl, while; b. whilom from Old English hwīlum, sometimes. Both a and b from Germanic *hwīlō.
2. Possibly Latin tranquillus, tranquil (trāns, across, beyond; see terə-2) tranquil
II. Variant form *kwyē- (< *kwyeə-).
1. Suffixed form *kwyē-t-. requiem from Latin quiēs, rest, quiet.
2. Suffixed form *kwyē-ske-. coy, quiet, quit; acquiesce, acquit, quitclaim, quite, quitrent, requiescat from Latin quiēscere (past participle quiētus), to rest.

[Pokorny k̒ͧeiə- 638.]

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