tu- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root tu-: namaste, thou, thy.


Second person singular pronoun; you, thou.

1. Lengthened form *tū (accusative *te, *tege) thee, thou1 from Old English thū (accusative thec, thē), thou, from Germanic *thū (accusative *theke).
2. Suffixed extended form *t(w)ei-no-. thine, thy from Old English thīn, thine, from Germanic *thīnaz.
3. Enclitic form *toi. namaste from Sanskrit te, enclitic second singular genitive and dative pronoun.

[Pokorny tū̆ 1097.]

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