Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aljaz

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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 *ályos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

*aljaz[1]

  1. other, another, else
    Synonym: *anþeraz

Inflection[edit]


Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Among most descendants, only the genitive survives as an adverb *aljas (other, else), or in other formations (*aljǭ (but), *aljalīkô (otherwise)) or compounds, e.g., *aljalandijaz ~ *alilandijaz ~ *aljalandiją (foreign country).

Further reading[edit]

  • Ringe, Don (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*alja-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 23