*mei- (1) Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to change, go, move,"



*mei- (1)

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to change, go, move," "with derivatives referring to the exchange of goods and services within a society as regulated by custom or law" [Watkins].

It forms all or part of: amissamoebaazimuthcommoncommunecommunicatecommunicationcommunismcommutecongeedemeanemigrateemigrationexcommunicateexcommunicationimmuneimmutableincommunicadomadmean (adj.1) "low-quality;" mew (n.2) "cage;" mewsmigratemigrationmis- (1) "bad, wrong;" mistakeMithrasmoltMstislavmunicipalmunificentmutablemutantmutatemutationmutatis mutandismutualpermeablepermeatepermutationpermuteremunerateremunerationtransmutationtransmutezenith.


It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit methati "changes, alternates, joins, meets;" Avestan mitho "perverted, false;" Hittite mutai- "be changed into;" Latin mutare "to change," meare "to go, pass," migrare "to move from one place to another," mutuus "done in exchange;" Old Church Slavonic mite "alternately;" Czech mijim "to go by, pass by," Polish mijać "avoid;" Gothic maidjan "to change."