Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/swerdą

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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]

Nikolaev (2015)[1] suggests derivation from Proto-Indo-European *sw-er, locative of *seh₂w- (sharp) (with a loss of *h₂ between *s and *w) and cognate to Luwian [script needed] (šiḫual-, šiwal-, sword), [script needed] (šiwa-, sharp). Derivation from Proto-Indo-European *swer- has been proposed, but is uncertain since all other descendants, such as *sweraną, only suggest an original meaning 'to ache, hurt, fester'.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*swerdą n

  1. sword

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikolaev, Alexander. 2015. "The Germanic word for ‘sword’ and delocatival derivation in Proto-Indo-European". Journal of Indo-European Studies 37 / 3-4, pp. 461-488