Appendix:Proto-Germanic/bō-

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰā-, *bʰāt- (father, (elder) brother). Cognate with Lithuanian batis (father, dad, friend), Russian батько (bátko, dad).

Noun[edit]

*bō-, *bōbō-, *bōl-, *bōj- m

  1. A stem meaning father, brother, close male relation

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

This stem often appears in reduplicated form *bō-bō-; and in combination with other particles, namely -l- and -j-.