Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hērą

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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]

Often traced to Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-, *ḱeres- (rough hair, bristle), though this leaves the lengthened grade unaccounted for. Alternatively, from earlier *hezra-, with loss of -z- before -r- and compensatory lengthening of the vowel, from Pre-Germanic *kesróm (that which is combed), substantivization of an adjective *kesros, derived from Proto-Indo-European *kes- (to comb, scrape).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*hērą n

  1. hair

Inflection[edit]

neuter a-stemDeclension of *hērą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *hērą *hērō
vocative *hērą *hērō
accusative *hērą *hērō
genitive *hēras, *hēris *hērǫ̂
dative *hērai *hēramaz
instrumental *hērō *hēramiz

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Piotr Gąsiorowski, The Germanic reflexes of PIE *-sr- in the context of Verner's Law, [1]