Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fallaną

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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]

According to a recent theory, explained as from Pre-Germanic *h₂ph₃elh₁né- or *h₂ph₃olh₁né-, a proposed compound of *h₂epo (off, away) + *h₃elh₁- (to fall); which would allow connection with Latin aboleō (to destroy) and Ancient Greek ἀπόλλῡμι (apóllūmi, to destroy, kill).[1][2]. Compare also Lithuanian pùlti (to fall; fall to; attack).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*fallaną

  1. to fall

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009), “vallen”, in Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press