Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/arwaz

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Pre-Germanic *Herwos, which could come from either Proto-Indo-European *h₂er- ‎(to order, arrange, fit) or *h₃er- ‎(to set in motion).

Adjective[edit]

*arwaz

  1. ready, fast
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Etymology 2[edit]

An old s-stem continuing Proto-Indo-European *Hérus. Compare Sanskrit अरुस् ‎(arus, wound).

Noun[edit]

*arwaz n

  1. scar
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Descendants[edit]

In the West Germanic forms, the word was remodeled as an n-stem and picked up initial n- by metanalysis.

References[edit]

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