What is it about?
Based on a philological and comparative study of Indian, Chinese, Tibetan medical and magical texts with the Tocharian texts, the meaning of pitke is determined as "fat, grease, oil". This result helps to determine the final shape of the root underlying English fat, German fett.
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Why is it important?
It has for the first time determined the meaning of pitke and the form of the Proto-Indo-European root *peiH as *peih1
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This page is a summary of: TB pitke ‘fat, grease, oil’ and PIE *peih̯1- ‘to be fat, be bursting with’, Indogermanische Forschungen, September 2019, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/if-2019-0010.
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