Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/tēkaną

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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 Proto-Indo-European *deh₁g-, *dh₁g- ‎(to touch).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛː.kɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*tēkaną

  1. to touch
  2. to hold
  3. to grasp

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

The north and west Germanic descendants have a class 6 strong verb, while Gothic has a class 7 verb. This is presumably a result of the vowel change in the past, combined with the change of ē to ā in those languages. This gave the ablaut pattern ā-ō-ā which could easily be changed into the a-ō-a of the 6th class.