Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fōdijaną

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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]

Causative derived from a lost strong verb *faþaną, from pre-Germanic *ph₂t- a zero-grade present form of Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (protect, guard, graze, feed) extended with *-t-. Compare Ancient Greek πατέομαι (patéomai, to eat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɸɔː.ði.jɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*fōdijaną

  1. to feed, give birth

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