Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gaistaz

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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 *ǵʰeysd- (anger, agitation), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeys- (bewildered, frightened), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey- (to propel, move, spin). See also English yawn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*gaistaz m

  1. terror, fear
  2. spirit, ghost
  3. mind

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