Reconstruction talk:Proto-Germanic/aþalaz

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Do Middle Dutch and Modern Dutch edel also stem from *aþalaz? Morgengave (talk) 05:58, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

It's possible, but it's hard to explain the change a > e, which is normally a result of umlaut. Especially when the form adel already exists, with no umlaut. So edel most likely derives from another word that is related to this one. —CodeCat 11:49, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Koebler also postulates *aþiluz (noble; of noble birth), which would give rise to such forms. Leasnam (talk) 02:01, 2 November 2016 (UTC)