Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/baitraz

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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 pre-Germanic *bʰoydrós. The o-grade is unexpected, as ro-stems usually take the zero-grade, as is clearly the case in regular *bitraz. This could theoretically point to a lost o-grade strong verb, in which case this adjective would be equivalent to *baitaną +‎ *-raz. Compare the similarly formed *haidraz, *staigraz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

*baitraz

  1. bitter, sharp

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