Appendix:Proto-Germanic/trudaną

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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]

Probably originally a root aorist, present singular *tred-, non-singular *trud-, from a possible Pre-Germanic *dret-, which could theoretically be an extension of Proto-Indo-European *dr-, compare *drem- and *dreh₂-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtru.ðɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*trudaną

  1. to tread, to step on

Conjugation[edit]

The present tense has the zero grade vowel -u- rather than -e-. The past participle might have had either.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

The West Germanic descendants have regularised the ablaut of this verb by replacing the -u- with -e-.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers