Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ēlaz

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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]

Unknown; no known cognates outside Proto-Germanic, but an obfuscated substrate origin from a Neolithic language is possible.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*ēlaz m

  1. eel

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *ēlaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *ēlaz *ēlōz, *ēlōs
vocative *ēl *ēlōz, *ēlōs
accusative *ēlą *ēlanz
genitive *ēlas, *ēlis *ēlǫ̂
dative *ēlai *ēlamaz
instrumental *ēlō *ēlamiz

Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: ǣl
  • Old Frisian: ēl
    • Saterland Frisian: Äil
    • West Frisian: iel
  • Old Saxon: āl
    • Middle Low German: âl, êl
      • German Low German: Aal
  • Old Dutch: āl, ael (in placenames)
  • Old High German: āl
    • Middle High German: āl
  • Old Norse: áll