Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fahsą

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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 *poḱs- ‎(hair, literally that which is combed, shorn, or plucked), from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- ‎(to comb, shear, pluck). Cognate with Sanskrit पक्ष्मन् ‎(pakṣman, eyelash, hair, filament).

Noun[edit]

*fahsą n

  1. hair
  2. headhair, mane

Declension[edit]


Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: feax
    • Middle English: fax
      • Scots: fax (headhair, mane)
      • English: fax
  • Old Frisian: fax
  • Old Saxon: fahs
  • Old Dutch: *fahs
    • Middle Dutch: vas
  • Old High German: fahs
    • Middle High German: vahs
      • Alemannic German: Fachs
  • Old Norse: fax
    • Icelandic: fax
    • Faroese: faks
    • Norwegian: faks
    • Scots: fax (foam-topped wave, swell)