Appendix:Proto-Germanic/hlaibaz

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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]

Of unclear origin; the word was either borrowed from an unknown language or constructed from native material in late Proto-Germanic. The word has been connected by Walde 1910 to the Ancient Greek words κλίβανος (klíbanos, baker's oven; pan with a lid for baking bread) and κλιβανίτης (klibanítēs, bread baked in a κλίβανος), which according to Beekes is probably a borrowing from an unknown substratum language. The Germanic word could well have been borrowed from the same source.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*hlaibaz m

  1. bread

Declension[edit]


Usage notes[edit]

According to Kluge, the word probably referred to unleavened bread, whereas *braudą was the (more modern) leavened bread.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kluge, F. and E. Seebold (2002), Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, 24., durchgesehene und erweiterte Auflage, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, (on CD-ROM), Berlin. Entry Laib.
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume I, page 715f
  • Walde, Alois (1910), Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, 2. Auflage. Heidelberg. Entry lībum.