deks- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root deks-: ambidextrous, destrier, dexter, dextro-.


Right (opposite left); hence, south (from the viewpoint of one facing east).

Oldest form *dek̑s-, becoming *deks- in centum languages. Suffixed form *deks(i)-tero-. destrier, dexter, dexterity, dextro-; ambidextrous from Latin dexter, right, on the right side.

[In Pokorny 1. dek̑- 189.]

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