Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/stāną

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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]

The present stem derives from a Pre-Germanic j-present, *sth₂-yé/ó-, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-. Because it represents a formation known in Indo-European times, it may have been inherited. The past stem derives from an innovated extended form of the root, Pre-Germanic perfect singular *stéh₂-t-, nonsingular *sth₂-t-´. The process that led to this extension is unknown, however.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*stāną

  1. to stand

Conjugation[edit]

Irregular; the present is similar to verbs of weak class 3-ā. The past tense forms are shared with the synonymous verb *standaną.

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