Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aljaną

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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]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (to grow, nourish). Alternative etymology derives from *al- (to spur, drive). If so, then related to *lanō (lane).

Noun[edit]

*aljaną n[1]

  1. zeal, eagerness
  2. strength, courage
Inflection[edit]
neuter a-stemDeclension of *aljaną (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *aljaną *aljanō
vocative *aljaną *aljanō
accusative *aljaną *aljanō
genitive *aljanas, *aljanis *aljanǫ̂
dative *aljanai *aljanamaz
instrumental *aljanō *aljanamiz
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Etymology 2[edit]

From *alaną +‎ *-janą.

Verb[edit]

*aljaną[2]

  1. to cause to grow and mature, to fatten
Inflection[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*aljana-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 23
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*aljan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 23