Appendix:Proto-Germanic/Rīnaz

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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]

Etymology[edit]

As Latin Rhenus loaned from a Gaulish *Rēnos (Proto-Celtic *Reinos), built on Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to flow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

*Rīnaz m

  1. the river Rhine

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

Many of these terms are or were spelled with Rh- based on Ancient Greek Ῥῆνος (Rhênos). This is not however the ancestor of the word, judging from the -ī-.

  • Old English: Rīn
  • Old Dutch: *Rīn
  • Old High German: Rīn
  • Old Norse: Rín
    • Icelandic: Rín
    • Faroese: Rín
    • Norwegian: Rhin
    • Swedish: Rhen (based on the Ancient Greek word, displaced the native word, which would have been R(h)in)
    • Danish: Rhin