kwes- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root kwes-: cyst, cysto-, quarrel, querulous, wheeze.


To pant, wheeze.

Oldest form *k̑wes-, becoming *kwes- in centum languages.
1. wheeze from Old Norse hvæsa, to hiss, from Germanic *hwēsjan.
2. quarrel1, querulous from Latin querī, to complain.
3. Suffixed zero-grade form *kus-ti-. cyst, cysto- from Greek kustis, bladder, bag (< "bellows").

[Pokorny k̑u̯es- 631.]

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