Indo-European Lexicon

PIE Etymon and IE Reflexes

Below we display: a Proto-Indo-European (PIE) etymon adapted from Pokorny, with our own English gloss; our Semantic Field assignment(s) for the etymon, linked to information about the field(s); an optional Comment; and Reflexes (derived words) in various Indo-European languages, organized by family/group in west-to-east order where Germanic is split into West/North/East families and English, our language of primary emphasis, is artificially separated from West Germanic. IE Reflexes appear most often as single words with any optional letter(s) enclosed in parentheses; but alternative full spellings are separated by '/' and "principal parts" appear in a standard order (e.g. masculine, feminine, and neuter forms) separated by commas.

Reflexes are annotated with: Part-of-Speech and/or other Grammatical feature(s); a short Gloss which, especially for modern English reflexes, may be confined to the oldest sense; and some Source citation(s) with 'LRC' always understood as editor. Keys to PoS/Gram feature abbreviations and Source codes appear below the reflexes; at the end are links to the previous/next etyma [in Pokorny's alphabetic order] that have reflexes.

All reflex pages are currently under active construction; as time goes on, corrections may be made and/or more etyma & reflexes may be added.

Pokorny Etymon: bheg-   'to flee, run away'

Semantic Field(s): to Run


Indo-European Reflexes:

Family/Language Reflex(es) PoS/Gram. Gloss Source(s)
English: acrophobia n abnormal fear of heights W7
agoraphobia n abnormal fear of crossing/being in open spaces AHD/W7
astraphobia n abnormal fear of thunder/lightning AHD
claustrophobia n abnormal fear of closed/narrow spaces W7
hydrophobia n morbid fear of water W7
mysophobia n abnormal fear of dirt/contamination AHD
nyctophobia n fear of night/darkness AHD
ochlophobia n abnormal fear of crowds AHD
-phobe n.sfx one fearing/averse to (something) AHD/W7
phobia n abnormal persistent irrational fear AHD
scotophobia n nyctophobia AHD
triskaidekaphobia n abnormal fear of number 13 AHD
Latvian: aizbēgt, aizbēgu, aizbēgu vb to flee LRC
Greek: ἔκφοβος adj very afraid LRC
φόβος n.masc fear LRC
Hindi: bhāg- vb to flee IEW


Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:

Abbrev. Meaning
masc=masculine (gender)

Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):

Code Citation
AHD=Calvert Watkins: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed. (2000)
IEW=Julius Pokorny: Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1959)
LRC=Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
W7=Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)

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