Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kunją

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic 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 Pre-Germanic *ǵn̥h₁yom, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to beget, to give birth). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek γένος (génos), Latin genus.

Noun[edit]

*kunją n

  1. kin, family, clan
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Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Pre-Germanic *ǵn̥h₃yom, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (to know).

Noun[edit]

*kunją n

  1. omen, portent, miracle
Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]
  • Old Norse: kyn

References[edit]

  • Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers