Appendix:Proto-Germanic/waskaną

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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 earlier *watskaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wod- (wet, water).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɑs.kɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*waskaną

  1. to wash

Conjugation[edit]

The second-person singular past indicative form derives from the pre-Grimm form *wewaskt, which should have either been retained (since *sk was not shifted elsewhere) or become *wewasht after Grimm's law (through the Germanic spirant law). However, this cluster was likely simplified at some stage as neither the clusters -sh- nor -kt- occurred anywhere else in Germanic.

Descendants[edit]