Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/kattuz

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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; possibly a Wanderwort[1], perhaps borrowed through Latin cattus (cat)[2]. See cattus (cat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*kattuz m

  1. cat

Inflection[edit]

u-stemDeclension of *kattuz (u-stem)
singular plural
nominative *kattuz *kattiwiz
vocative *kattu *kattiwiz
accusative *kattų *kattunz
genitive *kattauz *kattiwǫ̂
dative *kattiwi *kattumaz
instrumental *kattū *kattumiz

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Feminine forms can be found at *kattā.

  • West Germanic: *kattu
    • Old English: catt
      • Middle English: cat
    • Old Saxon: katto
    • Old High German: kazzo
  • Old Norse: kǫttr

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989) , “Katze”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 362
  2. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 73