Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/figanaz

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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]

Of uncertain origin. Possibly from the past participle of a lost verb *fīganą or *fīhaną. Attempts have been made to point the foregoing hypothetical verbs to Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- ‎(to cook, sear), however, the phonology makes a connection unlikely. For reference, compare Latin coquō ‎(cook), Lithuanian kepti ‎(to bake, fry), Russian печь ‎(peč', to bake), Ancient Greek πέσσω ‎(péssō, cook, bake), Sanskrit पचति ‎(pácati, he cooks, bakes, roasts, boils).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*figanaz

  1. fried

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Descendants[edit]

This adjective is not directly attested in any daughter languages save in Old English, in combination with a prefix descended from *uz-.