Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þinhaną

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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]

PIE root
*tenk-

From Proto-Indo-European *tenk- ‎(to be suitable).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθĩː.xɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*þinhaną

  1. to thrive

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

After -inh- had become -į̄h-, this verb was shifted to the first strong class by analogy in most daughter languages, but not in Old English. Old English also shows a secondary formation with leveling of Verner's alternation, probably back-formed to the lexicalized original past participle ġeþungen ‎(grown, thriven).

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill