Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/dīsiz

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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 Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s (god).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*dīsiz f

  1. goddess
  2. demi-goddess
  3. noble or virtuous woman, virgin

Inflection[edit]

i-stemDeclension of *dīsiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *dīsiz *dīsīz
vocative *dīsi *dīsīz
accusative *dīsį *dīsinz
genitive *dīsīz *dīsijǫ̂
dative *dīsī *dīsimaz
instrumental *dīsī *dīsimiz

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

The West Germanic descendants show possible interference from another word possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse) related to Russian девица (devíca, maiden, girl).