Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gēbǭ

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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 *gebaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*gēbǭ f

  1. gift

Inflection[edit]

ōn-stemDeclension of *gēbǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *gēbǭ *gēbōniz
vocative *gēbǭ *gēbōniz
accusative *gēbōnų *gēbōnunz
genitive *gēbōniz *gēbōnǫ̂
dative *gēbōni *gēbōmaz
instrumental *gēbōnē *gēbōmiz

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Saxon: *gāva
    • Middle Low German: gāve
      • Low German:
        • German Low German: Gaav
        • Westphalian:
          Suerländer-Märkisch: Gaabe
          Westmünsterländisch: Gaabe
      • Plautdietsch: Gow
  • Old Dutch: *gāva
  • Old High German: *gāba
  • Old Norse: gáfa (late, possibly borrowed from Middle Low German)
    • Icelandic: gáfa
    • Faroese: gáva
    • Norwegian:
      • Norwegian Bokmål: gave
      • Norwegian Nynorsk: gåve
    • Swedish: gāva
    • Danish: gave (likely borrowed or influenced by Middle Low German)