Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kerbaną

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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 *gerebh- ‘to scratch’ (cf. Old Prussian gīrbin ‘number’, Old Church Slavonic žrĕbĭjĭ ‘lot, tallymark’, Ancient Greek γράφειν (gráphein) ‘to scratch, etch’).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈker.βɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*kerbaną

  1. to cut

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]