Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/eburaz

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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]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ep-r-. Indo-European cognates include Latin aper, Proto-Slavic *veprь.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*eburaz m

  1. boar

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References[edit]

  • Peter Schrijver, Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages (2013, →ISBN
    *eburaz 'boar'
  • Albertas Steponavičius, Diachronic Linguistics and Etymology (2006), page 111:
    Etymologies of the names for 'wild boar'
    The cognates of individual Germanic languages point unambiguously to a common Germanic name for 'boar'. Gmc *efuraz 'boar': OE eofar 'boar', OHG ebur, ModG Eber, ON jǫfurr 'prince, ruler', Icel. jöfur 'nobleman, ruler' ('the one who decorates his helm with the image of the boat as a sign of nobility and power').