Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/halbaz

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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]

Unknown. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut) through a sense ‘divided’ or from a stem *ḱol-bʰo- cognate with Lithuanian šalìs (side, strip of land).[1] Alternatively, a recent theory suggests borrowing from Proto-Finnic *halpa, *halba- (cheap, reduced) (compare Finnish halpa (cheap), Estonian halb (bad)).[2]

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Adjective[edit]

*halbaz

  1. half

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