kō- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root kō-: cone, conic, conifer, conodont, hone.


To sharpen, whet.

Oldest form *k̑eə3-, colored to *k̑oə3-, contracted to *k̑ō- (becoming *kō- in centum languages).
1. Suffixed extended form *koəi-no-. hone1 from Old English hān, stone, from Germanic *hainō.
2. Possibly Greek kōnos, cone, conical object (< "a sharp-pointed object") cone, conic; conifer, conodont

[Pokorny k̑ē(i)- 541.]

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