Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/baswaz

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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]

Unknown. Perhaps from or related to *basją (berry); *wīnabasją (grape). Alternatively, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéh₂os, from *bʰeh₂- (shine).

Adjective[edit]

*baswaz (comparative *baswōzô, superlative *baswōstaz)

  1. berry-coloured; purple; crimson

Inflection[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: basu, baso, beasu, beosu, besu

See also[edit]

Colors in Proto-Germanic · *farwôz (layout · text)
     *blaikaz, *blankaz, *hwītaz      *falwaz, *grēwaz, *haswaz      *blakaz, *swartaz
             *raudaz              *brūnaz, *erpaz              *gelwaz, *gulaz
             *grōniz              *grōniz             
                          *blēwaz              *blēwaz, *hēwjaz
             *blēwaz, *hēwjaz              *baswaz, *gudawabjīnaz