Table 1.

Comparative lexical data, by cognate set, for four basic meanings in five Romance languages.

eatsleepgohouse
PortuguesecomerAdormirAirAcasaA
SpanishcomerAdormirAirAcasaA
FrenchmangerBdormirAallerBmaisonB
ItalianmangiareBdormireAandareBcasaA
RomanianmâncaBdormiAmergeCcasăA
Cognate Sets derived from different Latin variants
Acomederedormīreīrecasam
original senseeat upsleepgohut, cabin
Bmandūcāreambulāremansiōnem
original sensechewwalk aboutplace to stay
Cmergere
original senseimmerse, go under