Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/innanē

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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 *in +‎ *-anē. The development of the form of the word is uncertain. If the vowel *-a- was not part of the suffix itself, it could have been picked up from similar words, namely *ubanē, in which case the gemination had been introduced by analogy with *inn or *innai.[1] If the original allative form of *inn were Pre-Germanic *en-no, then the ablative could have been built upon that, or as likely the locative *en-noy, which would explain the vowel and the gemination.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

*innanē

  1. from inside, from within (ablative direction)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

The West Germanic languages also extended this form with the preposition *bi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guus Kroonen. The Proto-Germanic N-Stems: A Study in Diachronic Morphophonology. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011