aim- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root aim-: emulous, image, imagine, imago, imitate, inimitable.



Oldest form *h2eim-, colored to *h2aim-.
1. Suffixed full-grade form *aim-olo-. emulate, emulous from Latin aemulus, emulous.
2. Zero-grade form *h2im-.
a. imitate; inimitable from Latin imitāre, to imitate, from suffixed form *im-eto-;
b. image, imagine, imago from Latin imāgō, image.

[Not in Pokorny; compare Hittite ḫimma-, ritual substitute.]

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