Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gans

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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 *ǵʰh₂éns (compare Irish , Latin ānser, Latvian zùoss, Russian гусь (gusʹ), Albanian gatë, Ancient Greek χήν (khḗn), Avestan 𐬰𐬁(), Sanskrit हंस (haṃsá)). Proto-Slavic *gǫsь, however, does not exhibit the regular satem development as Baltic does and is therefore better explained as a Germanic loan, or at least influenced by the Germanic cognate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*gans f

  1. goose

Inflection[edit]

consonant stemDeclension of *gans (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *gans *gansiz
vocative *gans *gansiz
accusative *gansų *gansunz
genitive *gansiz *gansǫ̂
dative *gansi *gansumaz
instrumental *gansē *gansumiz

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