nebh- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root nebh-: nebula, nebulous, nepheline, nephelometer, nephology, Niflheim, nimbus.



1. Suffixed form *nebh-(e)lo-.
a. Niflheim from Old Norse nifl-, "mist" or "dark" probably from Germanic *nibila-;
b. Nibelung from Old High German Nibulunc, Nibilung, from Germanic suffixed patronymic form *nibul-unga-, beside Old High German nebul, mist, fog, from Germanic *nebla-.
2. Suffixed form *nebh-elā-.
a. nebula, nebulous from Latin nebula, cloud;
b. nepheline; nephelometer from Greek nephelē, cloud.
3. Suffixed form *nebh-es-. nephology from Greek nephos, cloud.
4. Nasalized form *ne-m-bh-. nimbus from Latin nimbus, rain, cloud, aura.

[Pokorny 2. (enebh-) 315.]

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