Appendix:Proto-Germanic/sterbaną

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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 *(s)terp- (to lose force; lose sensibility, become numb; be dead, be motionless). Cognate with Latin torpēre. Or from Proto-Indo-European *sterbʰ- (to be stiff, become stiff), cognate with Ancient Greek στέρφνιος (stérphnios, hard, firm, tight).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈster.βɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*sterbaną

  1. to become stiff
  2. to die, become lifeless

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]