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-.