Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bōsmaz

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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]

Exact origin unclear. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰōw- (to inflate, swell); or from earlier *bōhsmaz ("the space between the arms"; compare *faþmaz), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰāǵʰus (arm), related to Proto-Germanic *bōguz (upper arm, shoulder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*bōsmaz m

  1. (anatomy) bosom

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *bōsmaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *bōsmaz *bōsmōz, *bōsmōs
vocative *bōsm *bōsmōz, *bōsmōs
accusative *bōsmą *bōsmanz
genitive *bōsmas, *bōsmis *bōsmǫ̂
dative *bōsmai *bōsmamaz
instrumental *bōsmō *bōsmamiz

Descendants[edit]