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Cognate class 648

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Citation: Andriotis, Nikolaos (et al.). 1999. [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]. ... Pages: View Modern Greek φίδι from Hellenistic ὀφίδιον, diminutive of Ancient Greek ὄφις 'snake'
Citation: Sihler, Andrew (1995). New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin. ... Pages: 163 View Precise PIE reconstruction disputed. Not all forms attested can be reconciled to a single reconstruction. There is likely some taboo distortion occurring in this lexeme in independent branches.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Proto-Indo-European *h₂engwi snake ★★★ View
2 Ancient Greek ὄφις ópʰis snake G.sg. ὄφεως ★★★ View
3 Ancient Greek ἔχιδνα ékʰidna snake EXCLUDE. Alternative form ἔχις, ἔχιος. ★★★ View
4 Greek φίδι ˈfiði snake ★★★ View
5 Greek Lesbos FIDI snake ★★ View
6 Classical Armenian աւձ awj snake ★★★ View
7 Armenian Eastern ōj snake ★★★ View
8 Armenian Western OTZ snake ★★ View
9 Avestan ažiš snake ★★★ View
10 Vedic Sanskrit áhis snake ★★★ View
11 Polish wąż vɔɰ̃ʐ snake ★★ View
12 Sorbian Lower wuž huʐ snake An alternative lexeme is 'zmija' but it has also a more specified meaning 'viper'. ★★★ View
13 Old Prussian angis snake ★★★ View
14 Latin anguis ˈaŋgwis snake Of the two Latin "snake" words, anguis is probably the higher register and serpens the lower (e.g. in Cato). ★★★ View
15 [Legacy] Greek K OFUS snake ★★ View
16 [Legacy] Greek D FIDI snake ★★ View
17 [Legacy] Greek Md FIDI snake ★★ View