Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/algiz

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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 Proto-Indo-European *h₁élḱis, *h₁ólḱis (elk), from *h₁el- (deer). Cognate with Vedic Sanskrit ऋश्य (ṛ́śya, antelope), Lithuanian elnias (deer, stag, hart), Russian оле́нь (olénʹ, deer), Russian лось (losʹ, elk), Ancient Greek ἔλαφος (élaphos, deer), Old Armenian եղն (ełn, hind).

Noun[edit]

*algiz m[1]

  1. elk

Inflection[edit]

i-stemDeclension of *algiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *algiz *algīz
vocative *algi *algīz
accusative *algį *alginz
genitive *algīz *algijǫ̂
dative *algī *algimaz
instrumental *algī *algimiz

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Norse: elgr
  • Ancient Greek: ἄλκη (álkē)
  • Latin: alcēs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*algi- 1”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 21