Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þingą

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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 earlier Proto-Indo-European *tenkó-, likely from *tenk- (to be suitable), in which case the original meaning was "suitable time; scheduled time" then "assembly; issue, matter to discuss".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*þingą n

  1. appointed time; date; appointment
  2. meeting; assembly, council
  3. case, matter, issue (such as what is discussed at an assembly)

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *þingą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *þingą *þingō
vocative *þingą *þingō
accusative *þingą *þingō
genitive *þingas, *þingis *þingǫ̂
dative *þingai *þingamaz
instrumental *þingō *þingamiz

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Descendants[edit]

In most languages this word came to be used for objects in general. This is similar to the development of *sakō and also Latin rēs and causa (in Romance languages).

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill