Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kelþą

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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 *gelt-, *ǵelt- ‎(womb), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- ‎(to ball up, amass). Cognate with Sanskrit जर्तु ‎(jartu, vulva).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*kelþą n

  1. fetus
  2. child

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Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: ċild (plural: ċild, ċildru)
    • Middle English: chīld (plural: chīld, child(e)r(e), child(e)r(e)n, childres)