Appendix:Proto-Germanic/durz

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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 *dʰwor- (door), *dʰwer-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*durz f

  1. door, hatch, flap

Declension[edit]


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Usage notes[edit]

This word survives as a plurale tantum in Old Norse, and it might have been used in that way in Proto-Germanic as well. In Old High German and Old Dutch it survives as a singular i-stem, which no doubt derives from the original plural. Old English and Old Saxon show a u-stem noun, which most likely derives from the singular because of the lack of umlaut.

Descendants[edit]