Appendix:Proto-Germanic/maiz

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

*maiz (adjective *maizô, superlative *maist)

  1. more, to a greater degree

Usage notes[edit]

This word is not directly the comparative of any other term. Instead, various adverbial formations are used to express the positive degree.

Derived terms[edit]

Final *-z was regularly lost in monosyllables in the northern West Germanic languages, so that forms without final -r are found in these languages. However, it was generally restored later by analogy with the adjective *maizô, which had retained it.