Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/attô

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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 *átta. Cognate with Latin atta (father). The word was probably originally only a vocative, but was extended with a full paradigm in most descendants, including Germanic where it was reformed as a masculine n-stem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*attô m[1]

  1. father, dad
    Synonym: *fadēr
  2. forefather

Inflection[edit]

masculine an-stemDeclension of *attô (masculine an-stem)
singular plural
nominative *attô *attaniz
vocative *attô *attaniz
accusative *attanų *attanunz
genitive *attiniz *attanǫ̂
dative *attini *attammaz
instrumental *attinē *attammiz

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*attan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 39