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The idea occurred to me when studying Italian, idea. The word for idea in german is similar: idee. I reckoned that since both the Germanic and Romance languages have variations of this same theme, there must be a PIE origin. Sure enough. *wid-es-ya-, suffixed form of root *weid- "to see."
One would think that this simple word has an Anglo Saxon origin. However, it is Latin based, from plicare, to fold. I like how the many senses of the verb and the noun, not without reason, evolved from the root.
If you are as inept at Scrabble as I am, you appreciate three letter words in abundance. It should be no surprise that this is strictly of Germanic origin. Capitalized, interestingly as DIN, it is the acronym for Deutsche Industrie- Norm, German Industrial Standard.