Appendix:Proto-Germanic/jabai

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *jabai ("on (the) condition"), dative case of *jabą (condition, stipulation, hesitation, doubt), from *ja, demonstrative/relative pronoun; or from Proto-Indo-European *ē- (then, at that time). Cognate with Lithuanian jei (if, when).

Conjunction[edit]

*jabai

  1. when, if

Descendants[edit]