Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/frumô

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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 *fr- (for, forward) +‎ *-umô (superlative), from Proto-Indo-European *pr- (before, formerly; through, throughout) (see *per-) + Pre-Germanic *-m̥Hon-, from Proto-Indo-European *-mHo-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Proto-Germanic ordinal numbers
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    Cardinal : *ainaz
    Ordinal : *frumô
    Adverbial : *ainas
    Multiplier : *ainafalþaz

*frumô

  1. first

Inflection[edit]


Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adjectival forms:

  • Old English: forma
  • Old Norse: *frum-
  • Gothic: 𐍆𐍂𐌿𐌼𐌰 (fruma)

Noun forms:

  • Old English: fruma (beginning; prince; originator)
    • Middle English: frume, frome (origin, source)
  • Old Frisian: froma (use, benefit)
  • Old Saxon: fruma (use, benefit)
    • Middle Low German: vrōme (use, benefit)
      • Middle Low German: vrōme (righteous)
        • Norwegian: from (pious)
        • Swedish: from (pious)
        • Danish: from (pious)
  • Old Dutch: *fruma
    • Middle Dutch: vrome (use, benefit)
      • Middle Dutch: vrome (firm, upright, adjective)
        • Dutch: vroom (pious)
  • Old High German: fruma (use, benefit)