Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/haitaną

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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]

Etmology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kēi-d-, a dental extension of the root Proto-Indo-European *key- (to move, to impel) (cognate with Ancient Greek κίειν (kíein), Latin ciēre, Sanskrit च्य्अवते (cyávate)) suggesting an original motive of "to summon", i.e. "to order someone to come" (c.f. the parallel usage of English cite (to summon (someone)), from the cognate Latin root).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɑi̯.tɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*haitaną

  1. to address, to call
  2. to name
  3. (passive) to be called

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