Appendix:Proto-Germanic/alhs

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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 *alk- (sacred place, sanctuary; idol), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lek- (to defend). Cognate with Lithuanian alkas, elkas (santuary, grove), Latvian elks (idol), Latin ulciscor (avenge), Ancient Greek αλκί (alkí, defence, help, strength).

Noun[edit]

*alhs m

  1. shelter; building
  2. temple
  3. settlement, residence

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