Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/skauniz

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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 *skownis, a verbal adjective originally meaning "watchable", derived from a lost strong verb *skawaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewh₁- (to perceive, pay attention).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*skauniz (comparative *skaunizô, superlative *skaunistaz)

  1. beautiful, shining

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill