Appendix:Proto-Germanic/awidją

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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]

Likely from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ewi-dʰh₁-yo-, equivalent to *awiz + *-dją, a suffix used with herds. Compare *kudją (herd), which might have originally meant ("cow herd"). Cognate with Lithuanian avìdė (sheepfold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*awidją n

  1. a herd of sheep

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

The Gothic form shows irregular -ē-, which is usually revised to -i- due to the West Germanic forms. It also shows -þ- instead of -d-, apparently as dissimilation against -w-.

References[edit]

  • Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers