Appendix:Proto-Germanic/-istaz

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This Proto-Germanic 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.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

*-istaz (comparative *-izô)

  1. -est. Forms the superlative of certain adjectives.

Declension[edit]


Usage notes[edit]

This was the normal superlative suffix for all i-, u- and ja-stem adjectives. The regular a-stem adjectives sometimes used this suffix, and sometimes the related suffix *-ōstaz without any predictable rule.

Derived terms[edit]

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