Appendix:Proto-Germanic/lauþrą

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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 *lówh₃trom (that which is used for washing), from Proto-Indo-European *lewh₃- (to wash, bathe). Equivalent to unattested *leuþaną +‎ *-þrą. Cognate with Ancient Greek λουτρόν (loutrón, a bath, wash-room), Old Irish lóathar (wash-basin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑu̯.θrɑ̃/

Noun[edit]

*lauþrą n

  1. nitre used as soap, soap
  2. foam, lather

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