Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ansuz

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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 *h₂émsus, from *h₂ems- (to engender, beget). Cognate with Avestan 𐬀𐬢𐬵𐬎(aŋhu, lord, lifetime), 𐬀𐬵𐬎𐬭𐬀(ahura, godhood), Sanskrit असु (ásu, life force, spirit), असुर (ásura, spirit), Hittite 𒄩𒀀𒅆 (ḫāši, procreate, give birth), Tocharian B ās- (to produce), possibly Old Armenian այս (ays, evil spirit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*ansuz m

  1. deity, god
  2. mouth
  3. (Runic alphabet) name of the A-rune ()

Inflection[edit]

u-stemDeclension of *ansuz (u-stem)
singular plural
nominative *ansuz *ansiwiz
vocative *ansu *ansiwiz
accusative *ansų *ansunz
genitive *ansauz *ansiwǫ̂
dative *ansiwi *ansumaz
instrumental *ansū *ansumiz

Descendants[edit]