Appendix:Proto-Germanic/kwernuz

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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 Pre-Germanic *gʷérh₂nus, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₂- ‎(heavy). Cognate with Sanskrit ग्रावन् ‎(grāvan, pressing stone), Lithuanian gìrna ‎(grindstone, millstone), Russian жернов ‎(žernov, grindstone, millstone), Old Irish bró ‎(millstone, handmill).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*kwernuz f

  1. millstone
  2. handmill; quern

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 318