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), Old Church Slavonic река (reka, 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