Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bai

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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]

Compare Lithuanian abu (both), Proto-Slavic *oba, Sanskrit उभय (ubhaya), Latin (am)bō; from a common Proto-Indo-European *bʰoh₁, reflected in the neuter form *bō.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

*bai[1]

  1. both

Inflection[edit]


The inflection of *bai resembles that found at *twai.

Descendants[edit]

Most languages have this word in a compound with the demonstrative *sa:

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*ba-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 46