πŒ°π„π„πŒ°

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Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *attΓ΄, from Proto-Indo-European *Γ‘tta, whence also Old High German atto (Middle High German atte, Southern German Γ„tti), archaic Dutch ette β€Ž(β€œjudge”).

Noun[edit]

πŒ°π„π„πŒ° β€’ β€Ž(attam

  1. father

Usage notes[edit]

Interestingly, this noun - which is more marginal in other Germanic languages - is by far the most common word for father in the attested Gothic texts. The synonym π†πŒ°πŒ³πŒ°π‚ β€Ž(fadar) (the cognates of which dominate other Germanic languages) occurs only once in the entire corpus (versus several hundred occurrences of πŒ°π„π„πŒ°).

Declension[edit]

Masculine an-stem
Singular Plural
Nominative πŒ°π„π„πŒ°
atta
πŒ°π„π„πŒ°πŒ½πƒ
attans
Vocative πŒ°π„π„πŒ°
atta
πŒ°π„π„πŒ°πŒ½πƒ
attans
Accusative πŒ°π„π„πŒ°πŒ½
attan
πŒ°π„π„πŒ°πŒ½πƒ
attans
Genitive πŒ°π„π„πŒΉπŒ½πƒ
attins
πŒ°π„π„πŒ°πŒ½πŒ΄
attanΔ“
Dative πŒ°π„π„πŒΉπŒ½
attin
πŒ°π„π„πŒ°πŒΌ
attam

Synonyms[edit]