Re: Latin -idus as from dH- too

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 55271
Date: 2008-03-15

On 2008-03-15 23:04, fournet.arnaud wrote:

> It's fascinating to see that
> the last vowel -a- comes out of *nothing*

It doesn't. It's a trivial vocalic enlargement of an original
consonantal stem. Not unlike Slavic *sestra, < *s(w)esr-a: <
*sweso:r/*swesr-. The weak stem of *dHug&2ter- was *dHug(&2)tr- (Ved. duhitré, Gk. tHugatrõ:n etc.).