Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/erþahūsą

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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 *erþō +‎ *hūsą. The Germanic peoples made use of caves for shelter and storage, according to Tacitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈer.θɑ.ˌxuː.sɑ̃/

Noun[edit]

*erþahūsą n

  1. underground dwelling, cave

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *erþahūsą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *erþahūsą *erþahūsō
vocative *erþahūsą *erþahūsō
accusative *erþahūsą *erþahūsō
genitive *erþahūsas, *erþahūsis *erþahūsǫ̂
dative *erþahūsai *erþahūsamaz
instrumental *erþahūsō *erþahūsamiz

Descendants[edit]