Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/imbijaz

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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 earlier *imbiz, from Proto-Indo-European *a(m)pi- (stinging insect; bee). Compare Latin apis (bee), Ancient Greek εμπίς (empís, stinging fly).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*imbijaz m

  1. bee
  2. beeswarm

Inflection[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Albert L. Lloyd & Rosemarie Lühr, eds. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen. Vol. 5: iba-luzzilo, s.v. “imbi”. Göttingen/Bristol, CT: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014, cols. 59–62.