Appendix:Proto-Germanic/wurmiz

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic 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 *wr̥mis. Cognate with Latin vermis, Ancient Greek ῥόμος (rhómos), Old East Slavic вєрмиє (vermie), Lithuanian var̃mas ‘bug, fly’, Old Prussian wormyan ‘red’, Ukranian vermjányj ‘red’. The meaning red developed from a colour that one gains by a scale insect.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wurmiz m

  1. worm
  2. serpent, snake

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Philippa - Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, Amsterdam University Press 2009