PIE. *peḱ- v. 'to fleece; cattle' (Pokorny 797). "An ancient PIE u-stem derived from the root *peḱ- v. 'to pluck wool'... The derivation of *peḱ-u- from this root is a clear semantic indication that the first livestock to be kept by the Indo-Europeans consisted of sheep, not cows" (GK). Guus Kroonen. "fehu-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. February 28, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=20981 >, PGm. *fahiz- n. ‘sheep’ < proto-form. * póḱ-es-. Kroonen links this item to Lat. pecus, and thus to PIE. *peḱ-u- 'cattle', but the nature of the connection is not made clear. Guus Kroonen. "fahiz-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. February 25, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=20929 >, Lat. pecus n. 'cattle, herd, livestock' < PItal. *peku-, *pekos- < PIE. *peḱ-u- 'livestock' CDB, DTB
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
BC1, DB1, DC1, DD1
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