Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/rekaz

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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]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (chief, king). Cognate with Latin rēx (king).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*rekaz m

  1. A ruler, chief
  2. A king
  3. A prince

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *rekaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *rekaz *rekōz, *rekōs
vocative *rek *rekōz, *rekōs
accusative *reką *rekanz
genitive *rekas, *rikis *rekǫ̂
dative *rikai *rekamaz
instrumental *rekō *rekamiz

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Found only in compounds in the daughter languages.

  • Old Norse: *rekr (in compound: folkrekr)