Reconstruction talk:Proto-Germanic/ferþuz

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Is German 'Förde' from Old Norse, or directly from Proto-Germanic? 80.123.16.143 12:52, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

I suspect it's a borrowing from what is originally the old plural of vōrd, the Middle Low German cognate of German Furt and English ford, that was reanalysed as a feminine singular noun still within MLG (note that Appendix:Proto-Germanic/furduz#Descendants lists Low German Föörd, which looks like a continuation of MLG vȫrde). Compare the Dutch cognate voord. See Pfeifer. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 01:06, 31 January 2015 (UTC)