Appendix:Proto-Germanic/rinnaną

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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 *(H)r ̊-nw- (to flow, move, run); outside of Germanic, it is also the source of Middle Irish rian (river, way), Proto-Slavic *rěka (river), Latin rivus (stream), Sanskrit ऋति (ṛti, course, way), रीणाति (rīṇāti, causes to flow) and Gaulish *Renos (that which flows), which is the source of the German river Rhine.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*rinnaną

  1. to run, to rush (move quickly)
  2. (of liquid) to flow

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Many of these descendants have taken the present stem ren- from the causative.

References[edit]

  1. ^ From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic : A Linguistic History, Volume 1