Appendix:Proto-Germanic/grōaną

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic 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 *gʰreH₁-, *ǵʰreH₁- (to become green, grow). Cognate with Latin herba (grass, herb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrɔː.ɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*grōaną

  1. to green
  2. (botany) to grow

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Originally, this word probably referred only to the growing of plants, not to growth in general. The more usual words for general growing were probably *wahsijaną and *aukaną.

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Descendants[edit]