aandrusiak (aandrusiak) wrote in linguaphiles,

IE *neu-

The Indo-Europeans has a root *neu- which means
1. new (eng. new, lat. novus, gr. neos, skr. nava-, slav. novъ)
2. dead (got. naus, let. navs, slav. navь)

Are these two different roots or the same root changing its meaning (with vocal alterations)?
Tags: etymology, indo-european

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