And the Latin mātrīx for “womb” comes from the same Indo-European root that gives us the English “mother.”
(d) and last, general questions on the comparative grammar and syntax of the Indo-European languages.
It has no connexion with Indo-European, as has erroneously been supposed.
If they played so large a part in Indo-European culture, it is strange that they have left so few remains.
It is the very fons et origo of our Indo-European ancestors.
A second feature of Indo-European culture is the rise of the chieftain.
To be simply like the Greek is not enough; nor yet to be what is called Indo-European.
I believe that this determined the position of the Celtic in the Indo-European group.
Yet both of these equally belong to the Indo-European linguistic family.
In the Indo-European languages the numerals agree, even when many common terms differ.
1814, coined by physician, physicist and Egyptologist Thomas Young (1773-1829) and first used in an article in the "Quarterly Review," from Indo-, comb. form of Greek Indos "India" + European. "Common to India and Europe," specifically in reference to the group of related languages and to the race or races characterized by their use. The alternative Indo-Germanic (1835) was coined in German 1823 (indogermanisch), based on the two peoples at the extremes of the geographic area covered by the languages, before Celtic was realized also to be an Indo-European language. After this was proved, many German scholars switched to Indo-European as more accurate, but Indo-Germanic continued in use (popularized by the titles of major works) and the predominance of German scholarship in this field made it the popular term in England, too, through the 19c. See also Aryan.