Appendix:Proto-Germanic/faitaz

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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]

Probably from Pre-Germanic *poyH-, o-grade of Proto-Indo-European *peyH-, with uncertain element -t-. One tentative suggestion is that the -t- goes back to the zero-grade of *deh₃- (to give), which would give a Pre-Germanic form of *poyHdh₃os, with a meaning of "fattened up", from "to give to eat".[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*faitaz

  1. fat

Declension[edit]


Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Frisian: fāt
  • Old Saxon: *fēt
  • Old Dutch: feit, *fēt
  • Old High German: *feiz
    • Middle High German: veiz
      • Early Modern High German: feiß (now replaced by fett)
  • Old Norse: feitr

References[edit]

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