Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fetaną

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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 *pid- (to give birth). Cognate with Old Irish idu (labour pains).

Verb[edit]

*fetaną

  1. to give birth
Inflection[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Old English: fetan
  • Gothic: 𐍆𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (fitan)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ped- (to walk, stumble, fall). Cognate with Russian па́дать (pádatʹ, to fall, drop, decrease, decline).

Verb[edit]

*fetaną

  1. to fall
Inflection[edit]
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