gheu(ə)- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root gheu(ə)-: giddy, god, götterdämmerung.


To call, invoke.

Oldest form *g̑heu(h2/3)-, becoming *gheu(h2/3)- in centum languages. Suffixed zero-grade form *ghu-to-, "the invoked" god.
a. god from Old English god, god;
b. giddy from Old English gydig, gidig, possessed, insane, from Germanic *gud-iga-, possessed by a god;
c. götterdämmerung from Old High German got, god. a-c all from Germanic *gudam, god.

[Pokorny g̑hau- 413.]

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