Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/firi-

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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 Proto-Indo-European *per(i) (through, across), from *per-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

*firi-

  1. through, across
  2. expresses intensive or perfective meaning

Derived terms[edit]

Category Proto-Germanic words prefixed with *firi- not found

Descendants[edit]

Only distinguished completely from other prefixes in Gothic; the other Germanic languages show varying degrees of merging *firi-, *fra-, *furai- and *furi-.