Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þwerhaz

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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]

Presumably from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ- (to turn); compare Sanskrit तर्कु (tarku, spindle) and Latin torqueō (to twist). Kroonen assumes metathesis of Pre-Germanic *térkʷos to *tʷérkos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*þwerhaz

  1. cross, adverse

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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