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William Hupy
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Idea

Postby William Hupy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:18 am

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."
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