Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hringaz

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)krengʰ-. Earlier *e, which became *i before syllable-final *n in Germanic, is still reflected in the Finnic loanword *rengas.

Noun[edit]

*hringaz m

  1. ring, circle
  2. curve
Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

From *hrengaz:

  • → Proto-Finnic: *rengas (see there for further descendants)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreg-, *(s)kArg-, *(s)kArk-(to caw, crow, croak, pipe, shout). Cognate with Lithuanian krañkti(to caw, cough, croak).

Noun[edit]

*hringaz m

  1. sound, ring
Declension[edit]


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Descendants[edit]