Appendix:Proto-Germanic/selbaz

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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 *selbʰ- (one's own), from *s(w)e- (separate, apart).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

*selbaz

  1. self

Declension[edit]

Although the word was clearly an a-stem, in Gothic only the weak inflection was used, and West Germanic the weak inflection was mostly used as well. Old Norse uses only the strong inflection. It's unknown what the Proto-Germanic usage was, and what the difference in meaning was, if any.


Descendants[edit]