Appendix:Proto-Germanic/walhaz

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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 the name of a southern Gaulish tribe, the Volcae. Historically the tribe's name has been linked to an animal, likely Gaulish *wolko- (wolf), as Caesar described the Celts having fought with huge dogs, in turn from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.[1]

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Noun[edit]

*walhaz m

  1. foreigner, a non-Germanic person (a Celt, later also a Roman)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico