Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/handuz

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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]

Uncertain. Conjectured to be from Pre-Germanic *(k/ḱ)ontús, related to and possibly derived from the strong verb *hinþaną (to reach for, obtain).[1] Alternatively, has been suggested to be from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥t, possibly from *ḱomt (hand) (see Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥t). Eventually, often considered of non-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*handuz f

  1. hand

Inflection[edit]

u-stemDeclension of *handuz (u-stem)
singular plural
nominative *handuz *handiwiz
vocative *handu *handiwiz
accusative *handų *handunz
genitive *handauz *handiwǫ̂
dative *handiwi *handumaz
instrumental *handū *handumiz

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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