Appendix:Proto-Germanic/lizaną

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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 *leys-, *leyǝs- (track, furrow, trace, trail).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*lizaną

  1. to know, to be familiar with, to understand

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Usage notes[edit]

This was likely already a rare word in Proto-Germanic, as it survives only in a single direct attestation in Gothic. However, the verb survives indirectly in the derived causative *laizijaną (to teach) and fientive *liznaną (to learn) and therefore its existence can be reconstructed securely. The forms given here are uncertain however.

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