Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/-anē

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Asterisk.svg
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]

Possibly from a Proto-Indo-European *-neh₁, which would also be the source of Sanskrit विना (vinā, without) and possibly Latin supernē (from above). The final vowel itself is uncertain; it is usually given as *-ē based on the possibly related forms above.[1]

The first vowel *-a- might not have originally been part of the suffix at all, possibly being detached from the forms the suffix was attached to; but it is usually found as such in Germanic languages.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

*-anē

  1. Creates adverbs with ablative direction.

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guus Kroonen. The Proto-Germanic N-Stems: A Study in Diachronic Morphophonology. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011