leb- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root leb-: labellum, labial, labium, labret, labrum, lip.


To lick; lip.

1. lip from Old English lippa, lip, from Germanic *lep-.
2. Variant form *lab-.
a. Suffixed form *lab-yo-. labial, labium from Latin labium, lip;
b. suffixed form *lab-ro-. labellum, labret, labrum from Latin labrum, lip.

[Pokorny lē̆b- 655.]

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