Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/finþaną

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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 *pent- (to go, pass; path, bridge). Cognate with Latin pons (bridge), Old Indian pánthā (pánthā, way, path). Related also to Old High German fendo, fendeo (pedestrian, footsoldier), Old Saxon fāþi (walking), Old English fēþe (locomotion, walking, gait, pace).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɸin.θɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*finþaną

  1. to find, to discover, to come upon

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Descendants[edit]

In West Germanic, -d- was generalized early on, widely hindering the effects of the nasal spirant law.