Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/harpǭ

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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. Probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreb- (to turn, bend, shrink, rotate, touch, attack). Compare Proto-Germanic *hrapōną (to touch; strum).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*harpǭ f

  1. harp (plucked string instrument)

Inflection[edit]

ōn-stemDeclension of *harpǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *harpǭ *harpōniz
vocative *harpǭ *harpōniz
accusative *harpōnų *harpōnunz
genitive *harpōniz *harpōnǫ̂
dative *harpōni *harpōmaz
instrumental *harpōnē *harpōmiz

Descendants[edit]