Appendix:Proto-Germanic/felma-

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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 Pre-Germanic *pélmo- (skin, hide), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (hide, skin; to cover, wrap). Cognate with Ancient Greek πέλμα (pélma, sole of the foot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*felma- m

  1. A stem meaning: covering, skin, hide, fleece.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

In the Anglo-Frisian languages, derived forms seem to have supplanted the inherited forms.

References[edit]

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