Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/braudą

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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]

Disputed. Probably a conflation of Proto-Indo-European *bʰerw-, *bʰrewh₁- (to boil, seethe) (see brew, broth) and Proto-Indo-European *bʰera- (to cut, scratch, split, rub, beat, hew, struggle) (see brittle and brothel). More at bread.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*braudą n

  1. fragment, piece
  2. bread

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *braudą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *braudą *braudō
vocative *braudą *braudō
accusative *braudą *braudō
genitive *braudas, *braudis *braudǫ̂
dative *braudai *braudamaz
instrumental *braudō *braudamiz

Usage notes[edit]

According to Kluge, *hlaibaz probably referred to unleavened bread, whereas *braudą (sharing the root of *brewwaną (to brew)) was the more modern leavened bread.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kluge, F. and E. Seebold (2002), Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, 24., durchgesehene und erweiterte Auflage, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, (on CD-ROM), Berlin. Entry Laib.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 715f