Appendix:Proto-Germanic/gans

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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 *ǵʰans- (compare Irish , Latin ānser, Latvian zùoss, Russian гусь (gus'), Albanian gatë, Ancient Greek χήν (khḗn), Avestan 𐬰𐬁 (), Sanskrit हंस (haṃsa)). Proto-Slavic *gǫsь, however, does not exhibit the regular satem development as Baltic does and is therefore better explained as a Germanic loan, or at least influenced by the Germanic cognate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*gans f

  1. goose

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