Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/sēmô

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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 *séh₁mn̥ (seed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*sēmô n

  1. seed

Inflection[edit]

The plural forms preserve the zero-grade forms of the suffix. The dative plural form was apparently taken from the a-stems.

neuter an-stemDeclension of *sēmô (neuter an-stem)
singular plural
nominative *sēmô *sēmnō
vocative *sēmô *sēmnō
accusative *sēmô *sēmnō
genitive *sēmniz *sēmnǫ̂
dative *sēmni *sēmnamaz
instrumental *sēmnē *sēmnamiz

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Proto-West Germanic: *sāmō
    • Old Saxon: sāmo
    • Old High German: sāmo
  • Finnish: hieman (through earlier *šeema)