Appendix:Proto-Germanic/þiudiskaz

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic 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.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *þeudō +‎ *-iskaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθiu̯.ðis.kɑz/

Adjective[edit]

*þiudiskaz

  1. of the people, popular
  2. of the tribe

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

In the late Middle Ages, the word acquired a specialized sense referring to vernacular Germanic languages, specifically, Dutch, German, and Low German, as opposed to the Latin of the scholarly elite. Because of the Holy Roman Empire's preeminence, the word narrowed in meaning to refer solely to the German language, with Low German Düütsch (Low German) and Dutch Diets (Dutch) being notable exceptions.