Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/akwisī

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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 Pre-Germanic *agʷésih₂ (axe), which along with Ancient Greek ἀξῑ́νη (axī́nē) and Latin ascia is probably a borrowing from a non-Indo-European language. Compare also Akkadian 𒍏𒄩𒍣𒅔, Aramaic חצינא.

Noun[edit]

*akwisī f

  1. axe

Declension[edit]

Ablaut was preserved in this noun: full-grade -wi- in the nominative and vocative alternated with zero-grade -u- in the rest of the paradigm.[1]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ringe, Don (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press, page 270
  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 19