Etymology
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*plek-

原印欧语根, 意思是“编结”. 它是根 *pel- (2) “折叠” 的扩展形式.

它的全部或部分构成: accomplice; application; apply; complex; complexion; complicate; complication; complicity; deploy; display; duplex; duplicate; duplicity; employ; explicate; explicit; exploit; flax; implex; implicate; implication; implicit; imply; multiply; perplex; perplexity; plait; plash (v. 2. pleat; -plex; plexus; pliable; pliant; plie; plight (n. 1) “条件或状态”; ply (v. 1) “工作, 使用”; ply (v. 2) “弯曲”; ply (n.) “一层, 折叠”; replica; replicate; replication; reply; simplex; splay; triplicate.

它的假设来源/存在的证据是由以下方面提供的. 梵文 prasna- “turban”; 希腊文 plekein “to plait, braid, wind, twine”, plektos “twisted”; 拉丁文 plicare “to lay, fold, twist”, plectere (过去分词 plexus) “to plait, braid, intertwine”. 古教会斯拉夫语 plesti “编, 辫子, 缠绕”, 俄语 plesti; 哥特语 flahta “辫子;” 古北欧语 fletta, 古高德语 flehtan “辫子;” 古英语 fleax “用亚麻, 亚麻做的布”.

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