Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/lēkijaz

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain; possibly from *lēkiz (healing; medicine; healer) +‎ *-jaz, or borrowed from Proto-Celtic *lēgis[1][2] of the same root.[3] Perhaps also from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to collect, gather), and thus related to Latin legō.[4][5]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*lēkijaz m[6][1][2][3]

  1. doctor, physician

Inflection[edit]

masculine ja-stemDeclension of *lēkijaz (masculine ja-stem)
singular plural
nominative *lēkijaz *lēkijōz, *lēkijōs
vocative *lēkī *lēkijōz, *lēkijōs
accusative *lēkiją *lēkijanz
genitive *lēkijas, *lēkīs *lēkijǫ̂
dative *lēkijai *lēkijamaz
instrumental *lēkijō *lēkijamiz

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orel, Vladimir (2003), “*lēkjaz”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 244
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1)‎[1], Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 296: “*lēkijaz”
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*lēkja-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 331
  4. ^ https://www.etymonline.com/word/leech
  5. ^ https://www.etymonline.com/word/*leg-?ref=etymonline_crossreference#etymonline_v_52572
  6. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “leg̑-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 658: “*lēkja-”