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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.



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]


*felþą n

  1. field, plain


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]


  • 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)


  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