Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/felþą

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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]

Kroonen suggests Proto-Indo-European *pelth₂- (field, plain), though the normal form of this root is *pleth₂- (flat).[1] LIN prefers to derive this from *pelh₂-, the schwebeablaut form of *pleh₂- (flat).[2]

Noun[edit]

*felþą n

  1. field, plain

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *felþą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *felþą *felþō
vocative *felþą *felþō
accusative *felþą *felþō
genitive *felþas, *filþis *felþǫ̂
dative *filþai *felþamaz
instrumental *felþō *felþamiz

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Germanic: *felþu
    • Old English: feld
    • Old Frisian: feld
    • Old Saxon: feld
    • Old Dutch: feld, felt
    • Old High German: feld
      • Middle High German: vëlt
        • Alemannic German: Fald
          Swabian: Fäld
        • Bavarian: Fejd
          Cimbrian: [Term?]
          Mòcheno: vèlt
        • Central Franconian:
          Hunsrik: Feld
          Luxembourgish: Feld
        • East Central German:
          Upper Saxon: [Term?]
          Vilamovian: fald
        • East Franconian: [Term?]
        • German: Feld
        • Rhine Franconian: Fald, Feld, Fell
          Frankfurterisch: [fɛlt]
        • Yiddish: פֿעלד(feld)
  • Finnic: *pelto (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  2. ^ Wodtko, Dagmar S.; Irslinger, Britta; Schneider, Carolin (2008), “*pleh₂-”, in Nomina im indogermanischen Lexikon [Nouns in the Indo-European Lexicon] (in German), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, pages 562-564