Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ammǭ

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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 *amma-, *ama- (mother), probably based on infants' babbling. Compare Latin amita (paternal aunt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*ammǭ f

  1. mother
  2. wet nurse
  3. grandmother

Inflection[edit]

ōn-stemDeclension of *ammǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *ammǭ *ammōniz
vocative *ammǭ *ammōniz
accusative *ammōnų *ammōnunz
genitive *ammōniz *ammōnǫ̂
dative *ammōni *ammōmaz
instrumental *ammōnē *ammōmiz

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