Appendix:Proto-Germanic/aikwernô

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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]

From Proto-Indo-European *wer- (squirrel). The first component may be *aiks (oak) from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eig-; or, after Seebold 1982, it may be from the PIE form *(w)aiwr̥- (cf. Russian веверица (veverica), Latin viverra, etc.), with *w > *k regular between a resonant and *u by the law he proposes in place of Cowgill's law.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯.kʷer.nɔːː/

Noun[edit]

*aikwernô m

  1. squirrel

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]