Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wistiz

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*h₂wes-

From *wesaną ‎(to be) +‎ *-þiz.

Noun[edit]

*wistiz f

  1. essence, being
  2. nature, reality
  3. substance
Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

PIE root
*wes-

From *wesaną ‎(to consume, feast) +‎ *-þiz.[1]

Noun[edit]

*wistiz f

  1. provision, support
  2. subsistence, food
Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 583