Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch

The database represents the updated text of Julius Pokorny’s Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1959), also IEW, in English Indo-European Etymological Dictionary.


Pokorny’s text is given practically unchanged (only a few obvious typos were corrected), except for some rearrangement of the Material.


Scanned and recognized by George Starostin (Moscow), who has also added the meanings.


Further refurnished and corrected by A. Lubotsky.


An automatic dictionary-translator with this and renewed data on Proto-Indo-European roots is available at <>. An automatic dictionary-translator with revised roots and reconstructed Proto-Indo-European words is available at <>.


The original database, as well as StarLing software to work with it, are found at Sergei Starostin's The Tower of Babel website <>.


This document was prepared for the Indo-European language Association at> for its official English site on Proto-Indo-European <>, and for the German version of the site at <>.