Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/-īniz

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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 *-ij(i)- (interpreted as the weak class 1 thematic vowel) + *-niz (abstract deverbal ending).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*-īniz f

  1. Forms abstract nouns from weak class 1 verbs.

Inflection[edit]

i-stemDeclension of *-īniz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *-īniz *-īnīz
vocative *-īni *-īnīz
accusative *-īnį *-īninz
genitive *-īnīz *-īnijǫ̂
dative *-īnī *-īnimaz
instrumental *-īnī *-īnimiz

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Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: -en (fell together with *-injō)
  • Old Frisian: -ene
  • Old High German: (fell together with *-į̄)
  • Old Norse: relics in -n
  • Gothic: -𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 (-eins)