Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bihōfą

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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 *keh₂p-.

Noun[edit]

*bihōfą n

  1. necessity

Inflection[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: behōf
  • Old Frisian: bihōf
  • Old Dutch: *bihuof
    • Middle Dutch: behoef
      • Dutch: behoef (later as verb suffixed with -te) into noun
  • Old High German: *bihuof