Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/alaną

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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 Proto-Indo-European *h₂életi, from *h₂el- (to raise, feed, nourish).[1] Cognate with Latin alō (nourish, verb)[1].

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Verb[edit]

*alaną

  1. to grow
  2. to grow old, to mature
  3. to breed

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009), “oud”, in Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press