Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/walþuz

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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]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wel-, in which case it would be cognate with Hittite 𒌑𒂊𒂖𒇻𒍑(wellu-š, pasture, meadow).[1] Another possibility is from Proto-Indo-European *wolHt- (compare Old Irish folt(hair), Old Prussian wolti(ear (of corn)), Lithuanian váltis(oat awn), Serbo-Croatian vlât(ear (of wheat)), and possibly Ancient Greek λᾰ́σῐος(lásios, hairy)), but the semantic gap is wide.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*walþuz m

  1. forest

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alwin Kloekhorst (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers