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Today's Word: *dhe'-
Translation:  to put, to do
Cognates (42): Greek tiqhmi (I put) - reduplication of the stem qe-
  Latin facere (to do), facio (I do), Oscan factud (let them do), Umbrian fakust (he does) - *dh > f everywhere in Italic;
French faire (to do), Romanian face, Portuguese fazer
  Common Celtic - not found
  Common Germanic *do- (to put, to do) > 
Old High German tuon (to do), Old Saxon & Old English dón (to do), Old Frisian dua, Old Swedish duon, Gothic gadeths (a doing), Old Norse dalidun (they did);
German tun (to do)
  Avestan dadáiti (he puts); 
  Sanskrit dadháti (he puts);
Thracian didzos (to set, to create)
Phrygian dak- (to do) - related directly to Latin facere (to do)
Common Anatolian *dhe-w- (to put, to set), >
Hittite te- (to set), Luwian tuwa (to put), Lydian duve (to construct), Lycian tti (to set, to put)
  Common Baltic *dé- (to put); >
Lithuanian de.ti (to put)
  Common Slavic *déti (to put), *delati (to do); >
Ukrainian diti (to put), Bulgarian dyana (I put), Serbo-Croatian djeti (to put), Slovene deti, Czech díti, Slovak diat', Polish dziac', Upper Sorbian dz'es' (to weave), Lower Sorbian z'as', Russian det' (to hide), delat' (to do)
Notes: This stem is known not only as a single verb, but the element of the Proto-Indo-European combination *kerd-dhe'- (heart to put) which acquired the meaning 'to believe' in many branches: Latin credo (I believe), Old Irish cretim, Irish creidim, Welsh credu, Sanskrit crad-dadhami, etc. Though in Celtic languages there is no pure stem left of this verb, the combination was preserved.
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