Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fuldō

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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 Pre-Germanic *pl̥th₂éh₂, feminine form of the adjective "flat", from Proto-Indo-European *pleth₂- (flat). In view of the Indo-Iranian cognates, Kroonen suggests it was used with the word for "land" in a sacral context.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*fuldō f

  1. earth, field, ground, the world

Inflection[edit]

ō-stemDeclension of *fuldō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *fuldō *fuldôz
vocative *fuldō *fuldôz
accusative *fuldǭ *fuldōz
genitive *fuldōz *fuldǫ̂
dative *fuldōi *fuldōmaz
instrumental *fuldō *fuldōmiz

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: folde (< *fuldǭ)
  • Old Saxon: folda
    • Middle Low German: (velt)
  • Old High German: *fulta (in placenames: Fuldaha)
  • Old Norse: fold

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill