kʷei- / Indo-European roots


To pay, atone, compensate.

Suffixed o-grade form *kwoi-nā-. pain, penal, penalty, pine2, punish; impunity, penology, punitory, repine, subpoena from Greek poinē, fine, penalty.

[Pokorny 1. k̒ͧei-(t-) 636.]


To pile up, build, make.

O-grade form *kwoi-.
a. cheetah from Sanskrit kāyaḥ, body;
b. suffixed form *kwoi-wo-, making, in denominative verb *kwoiw-eyo-. poem, poesy, poet, poetic, -poiesis, -poietic; epopee, mythopoeic, onomatopoeia, pharmacopoeia from Greek poiein, to make, create.

[Pokorny 2. k̒ͧei- 637.]

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