Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/karilaz

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • *karlaz

Etymology[edit]

A diminutive of *karaz. Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂- ‎(to become old, to grow) and related to Ancient Greek γέρων ‎(gérōn), Sanskrit जरन्त ‎(járanta), Old Armenian ծեր ‎(cer), Avestan [script needed] ‎(azarǝṣant-), Tocharian A kwär-, Tocharian B kwär-, Hittite [script needed] ‎(karu).[1] [2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*karilaz m

  1. little man, young man

Declension[edit]


See also[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Some descendants seem to indicate that the word lost its middle syllable (*karlaz), a common change across the Germanic languages.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Philippa, M.; Debrabandere, F.; Quak, A.; Schoonheim, T.; Van der Sijs, N. (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  2. 2.0 2.1 de Vries, J. Nederlandsch Etymologisch Woordenboek. 1971.
  3. ^ Oudnederlands Woordenboek.
  4. ^ Wörterbuch der Ostfriesischen Sprache. ten Doornkaat Koolman, J. 1879. 199th page.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Journal of English and Germanic Philology. Volume II. 237th page.
  6. ^ Antiqvarisk Tidskrift för Sverige. Tionde Delen. 1887-1891. 305th page.