Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/stelaną

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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]

According to Kroonen & Lubotsky (2009), from Proto-Indo-European *tsel- ‎(to sneak) (compare e.g. Sanskrit [script needed] ‎(tsar-), Shughni се̂рт ‎(sêrt, to steal, sneak), Old Armenian սողիմ ‎(sołim, to creep, to steal)). The supposed metathesis *ts > *st has no exact parallels, but a similar development appears in *spenô ‎(nipple), from Proto-Indo-European *pstḗn ‎(breast). Numerous other etymologies with semantic or phonetic difficulties have been earlier proposed as well.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*stelaną

  1. to steal
  2. to sneak

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References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus; Lubotsky, Alexander (2009), “Proto-Indo-European *tsel- 'to sneak' and Germanic *stelan- 'to steal, approach stealthily'”, in Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia[1], volume 14