Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/funstiz

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *pn̥kʷ-s-tis, from *pénkʷe (five).[1][2] Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *punǵ-s-tis, from *pewǵ- (to punch, prick). Cognate with Russian пясть (pyastʹ, metacarpus, fist), and perhaps with Latin pugnus (fist), Greek πυγμή (pygmí, fist), Lithuanian kumštis (fist).

Noun[edit]

*funstiz f

  1. fist

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*funhsti-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 160: “*pnkʷ-ti-”
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*pęstь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6: “*pnkʷ-s-ti-”