Indo-European Words: To set in motion. ki*

I. Possibly extended o-grade from *koid-. Germanic *hait- (may be a separate root *kaid-).

  1. Germanic *haitan. Old English hātan, to call, summon, order. hight
  2. Suffixed form *koid-ti-. Germanic *haissiz (< *hait-ti-).
    • Old English hæs, a command, bidding. hest
    • Old English compound behæs, a vow, promise, command (be-, intensive prefix). behest

II. Zero-grade form *ki-. Suffixed iterative form *ki-eyo-. Latin ciēre (past participle citus), with its frequentative citāre, to set in motion, summon.

III. Extended root *kyeu-. Nasal-infixed form *ki-n-eu-. Greek kīnein, to move. kin*?

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