Re: [tied] *pa(x)u- "small" and "fire"?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17338
Date: 2003-01-02

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From: "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>
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Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] *pa(x)u- "small" and "fire"?

> But why can't *paxu- be a verbal root meaning "to be small"?

Any examples of its use as such in _any_ branch? Judging from the reflexes (such as Eng. few, Lat. paucus, etc.), we've got a primary adjective here, without a corresponding verb.