Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ōþalą

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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]

Vṛddhi derivative of *aþalą (nature; nobility).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*ōþalą n

  1. ancestral land, the land owned by one's kin
  2. (by extension) one's property, inheritance
  3. (Runic alphabet) name of the O-rune ()

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *ōþalą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *ōþalą *ōþalō
vocative *ōþalą *ōþalō
accusative *ōþalą *ōþalō
genitive *ōþalas, *ōþalis *ōþalǫ̂
dative *ōþalai *ōþalamaz
instrumental *ōþalō *ōþalamiz

Descendants[edit]

  • West Germanic: *ōþil
    • Old English: ēþel
    • Old Frisian: ēthel
    • Old Saxon: ōthil
    • Old High German: uodil
  • Old Norse: óðal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN