Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gulþą

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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 Pre-Germanic *ǵʰĺ̥h₃tom (gold), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (yellow; gleam; to shine). Compare Proto-Slavic *zolto, Proto-Baltic *želtas, whence Latvian zelts. Disputed relation to *geldaną (to pay).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*gulþą n

  1. gold

Inflection[edit]

The plural has the voiced Verner alternant, from an old Indo-European collective noun.

neuter a-stemDeclension of *gulþą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *gulþą *guldō
vocative *gulþą *guldō
accusative *gulþą *guldō
genitive *gulþas, *gulþis *guldǫ̂
dative *gulþai *guldamaz
instrumental *gulþō *guldamiz

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