Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wōstijaną

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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]

PIE root
*h₁weh₂-

From *wōstaz, *wōstijaz ‎(waste, barren), from Proto-Indo-European *wāst- ‎(waste, barren). Cognate with Latin vāstus ‎(empty, unoccupied), Old Irish fás ‎(empty, void), Old Irish fásach ‎(wasteland, waste).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɔːs.ti.jɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*wōstijaną

  1. to devastate, lay waste

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