Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/agjō

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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]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*agjō f[1]

  1. edge, corner

Inflection[edit]

ō-stemDeclension of *agjō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *agjō *agjôz
vocative *agjō *agjôz
accusative *agjǭ *agjōz
genitive *agjōz *agjǫ̂
dative *agjōi *agjōmaz
instrumental *agjō *agjōmiz

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Germanic: *aggju
    • Old English: eċġ
      • Middle English: egge
    • Old Frisian: egg, eg, egge
    • Old Saxon: eggia
    • Old Dutch: *egga
    • Old High German: egga, ecka
      • Middle High German: egge, ecke
        • Central Franconian:
          Hunsrik: Eck
          Luxembourgish: Eck
        • East Central German:
          Vilamovian: ekk
        • German: Ecke
        • Rhine Franconian: Eck
        • Yiddish: עק(ek)
  • Old Norse: egg (see there for further descendants)
  • Northern Sami: ávju

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*agjō-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 4