Indo-European Lexicon

British English Reflex Index

Below we list 41 unique British English reflex spellings (words and affixes) in an alphabetic order suitable for the language family. Every spelling is linked to one or more pages, each showing a Proto-Indo-European etymon from which the reflex is derived along with other reflexes (in Old Irish or other languages) derived from the same PIE etymon. A multi-morpheme reflex may, like English werewolf, be derived from multiple PIE etyma; or a single spelling may, like English bear or lie, represent multiple reflexes derived from different PIE etyma.

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British English reflex index
Reflex Etyma
amortise 4. mer-
amphitheatre ambhi
antagonise ag̑-
apprise 2c. per-
authorise au̯eg-
baptise 1. gēbh-
beck bhog-
bespoke *(s)p(h)ereg-
catechise u̯ā̆gh-
cauterise 2. k̑ēu-
centre k̑ent-
charwoman manu-s , u̯eip-
cinema kēi-
colour 4. k̑el-
corn g̑er-
deal 2. tel-
fantasise 1. bhā-
fraternise bhrā́ter-
knacker 1. ken-
mater mātér-
odour 1. od-
ormer mori , 2. ōus-
ostracise ost(h)-
pandy 1. pet-
pater pətḗ(r)
peptise pek-
petrol 2b. per-
pulverise 2b. pel-
quick-beam bheu-
recognise 2. g̑en-
sceptre 2. (s)kē̆p-
shieling 2. (s)keu-
side 2. sē(i)-
supremo upér
theatre dhei̯ə-
trug deru-
tumour tēu-
wale 7. u̯el-
whinge 2. k̑u̯ei-
win 1. u̯en-
wot 2. u̯(e)id-

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