Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/flataz

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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]

Likely cognates outside Germanic are found with *t also, e.g. Ancient Greek πλατύς ‎(platús), Lithuanian platùs, Sanskrit पृथु ‎(pṛthú). These do not straightforwardly match the Germanic *t due to Grimm's law. Kroonen[1] proposes a derivation with a geminate, i.e. pre-Germanic *plottos, presumably from *plotnos via Kluge's law. This would make it derive from the Proto-Indo-European root *pleth₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*flataz

  1. flat

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill