Appendix:Frankish/knīf

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This Frankish entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Frankish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *knībaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gn̥eibʰ- (to pinch, nip), from zero grade form of Proto-Indo-European*gen- (to pinch, squeeze, bend, press, ball up) + *-eibʰ-. Cognate Old English cnīf.

Noun[edit]

*knīf m

  1. knife

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