Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hwalaz

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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 *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Compare Latin squalus, Old Prussian kalis, Ancient Greek ἀσπαλιεύς (aspalieús, fisherman), Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬐(kara, kind of fish)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*hwalaz m

  1. whale

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *hwalaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *hwalaz *hwalōz, *hwalōs
vocative *hwal *hwalōz, *hwalōs
accusative *hwalą *hwalanz
genitive *hwalas, *hwalis *hwalǫ̂
dative *hwalai *hwalamaz
instrumental *hwalō *hwalamiz

Descendants[edit]