Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aþalą

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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; possibly from Proto-Indo-European *at-al (family, race), from *at(i) (beyond, over) +‎ *h₂el- (to nourish, grow).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*aþalą n[1][2]

  1. nature, disposition
  2. nobility, race

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *aþalą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *aþalą *aþalō
vocative *aþalą *aþalō
accusative *aþalą *aþalō
genitive *aþalas, *aþalis *aþalǫ̂
dative *aþalai *aþalamaz
instrumental *aþalō *aþalamiz

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Descendants[edit]

Most of these descendants are now masculine for unknown reasons. However, Old High German and Old Norse show that it was once neuter.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Adel”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*aþala-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 40
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 van der Sijs, Nicoline (2010), “adel”, in Nederlandse woorden wereldwijd (in Dutch), The Hague: Sdu Uitgevers, →ISBN, page 172
  4. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline (2010), “adel”, in Nederlandse woorden wereldwijd (in Dutch), The Hague: Sdu Uitgevers, →ISBN, page 172