Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wargaz

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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]

An assumed inheritance supposes a Proto-Indo-European *werǵʰ- (to turn, twist, press, constrict, strangle), but it derives easily in Proto-Slavic *vorgъ, e.g. *izъvьrgnǫti (to cast out), regularly cognate to Latin urgēre and in Germanic *wrekaną (to pursue, to persecute).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wargaz m

  1. outlaw, criminal
  2. wolf
    Synonym: *wulfaz

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *wargaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wargaz *wargōz, *wargōs
vocative *warg *wargōz, *wargōs
accusative *wargą *warganz
genitive *wargas, *wargis *wargǫ̂
dative *wargai *wargamaz
instrumental *wargō *wargamiz

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orr, Robert A. (2003), “Murk: A Neglected Slavic Loanword in Germanic?”, in Canadian Slavonic Papers[1], volume 45, issue 1/2, page 49