kent- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root kent-: amniocentesis, center, cestus, dicentra, eccentric, heterokont.


To prick, jab.

1. center; amniocentesis, dicentra, eccentric from Greek kentein, to prick.
2. Suffixed form *kent-to-. cestus1 from Greek kestos, belt, girdle.
3. Suffixed o-grade form *kont-o-. heterokont from Greek kontos, punting pole, goad.

[Pokorny k̑ent- 567.]

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