wekʷ- / Indo-European roots


To speak.

1. O-grade form *wō̆kw-.
a. vocal, voice, vowel from Latin vōx, voice;
b. Calliope from Greek ops, voice.
2. Suffixed o-grade form *wokw-ā-. vocable, vocation, vouch; advocate, avocation, convoke, equivocal, evoke, invoke, provoke, revoke, univocal from Latin vocāre, to call.
3. Suffixed form *wekw-es-. epic, epos; epopee, orthoepy from Greek epos, song, word.

[Pokorny u̯ek̒ͧ- 1135.]

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