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SENEX

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This word means "old, aged, ancient" and is the best evidence for the exchange of S and H in Indo-European languages. Sanskrit "सन (sána)" is Avestan "hana".



S-

Latin: senex

Old French: sené

Italian: sene

Spanish: sene

Latvian: sens

Lithuanian: senas

Latgalian: senejais

Old Irish: sen

Irish: sean

Scottish Gaelic: sean

Manx: shenn

Gothic: 𐍃𐌹𐌽𐌴𐌹𐌲𐍃 (sineigs)

Sanskrit: सन (sána)


H-

Younger Avestan: hana

Breton: hen

Cornish: hen

Welsh: hen

Ancient Greek: ἕνος (hénos)

Old Armenian: հին (hin)


Non Indo-European languages:

Navajo: sání

Ket: синьсь (sīn)


Article created on the 15th of November 2018.


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