Appendix:Proto-Germanic/hauniz

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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]

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*hauniz

  1. despised, poor, miserable

Declension[edit]

The descendants differ on whether the word was inflected as an a-stem or as an i-stem. Old High German has an a-stem, Old English an a-stem, and the Gothic nominative (the only attested form) could be either. However, it's more probable for an i-stem (a relatively rare class) to become an a-stem (very common) than the other way around, so it was likely an i-stem originally.


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