Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hwehwlą

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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 *kʷékʷlos (wheel). The plural *hweulō is from the Proto-Indo-European collective *kʷekʷléh₂ (wheels), and the neuter gender was likely back-formed from that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*hwehwlą n

  1. wheel

Declension[edit]

The plural *hweulō descends from an Indo-European collective noun and shows the original Verner alternant *gw, which later became *w (represented by *u).


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