Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/jehwlą

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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]

Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *yekə- (joke, play) (compare Latin iocus?).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*jehwlą n

  1. festivity, celebration
  2. (in the plural) Yule (literally "the festivities")

Inflection[edit]

The plural descends from an Indo-European collective noun and shows the original Verner alternant *gw, which later became *w (represented by *u).

neuter a-stemDeclension of *jehwlą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *jehwlą *jeulō
vocative *jehwlą *jeulō
accusative *jehwlą *jeulō
genitive *jehwlas, *jihwlis *jeulǫ̂
dative *jihwlai *jeulamaz
instrumental *jehwlō *jeulamiz

Descendants[edit]