oit- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root oit-: esophagus.


To take along, fetch.

Oldest form h3eit-, colored to h3oit-.
1. usage, use, usual, usurp, usury, utensil, utility, utilize; abuse, peruse from Latin ūtī, to use.
2. Suffixed form oit-to-.esophagus from Greek ois-, nominal stem and future tense stem corresponding to pherein, to carry, abstracted from verbal adjective oistos, able to be borne, endurable, from earlier *oit-to-s, carried, by regular phonological change.

[Not in Pokorny.]

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