pē(i)- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root pē(i)-: compassion, fiend, passible, passion, passive, patient.


To hurt.

Contracted from *peə1(i)-; zero-grades *piə1-,*pə1-.
1. Suffixed (participial) form *pī-ont- (< *piə-ont-) fiend from Old English fēond, fīond, enemy, devil, from Germanic *fījand-, hating, hostile.
2. Possibly *pē- in suffixed zero-grade form *pə-to-. passible, passion, passive, patient; compassion from Latin patī, to suffer.

[Pokorny pē(i)- 792.]

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