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Hittite: aki

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Language:Hittite
Meaning:die
Source form:aki
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Gloss:
Notes:etym. dubious, maybe related to Lat. NECARE 'to kill', Gr. NEKYS 'corpse' or Toch. AK(E) (Weeks 1985: 76). Acc to Puhvel, an IE root is probable and links the form to an obscure Venetic compound. Naturally this is not a particularly pleasing link.
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Sources of lexical data

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Source: Ringe, D., Warnow, T., Taylor, A. (2002) 'Indo-European and Computational Cladistics.' Transaction of the Philological Society Vol. 100:1: 59-129.
Reliability: Doubtful
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Source: Puhvel, Jaan. 1984. Hittite Etymological Dictionary, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Pages: 1.21-2
Reliability: High

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