Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/knībaz

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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 *gneybʰ- (to pinch, nip), from Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to pinch, squeeze, bend, press, ball up).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*knībaz m

  1. pincers; shears
  2. knife

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *knībaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *knībaz *knībōz, *knībōs
vocative *knīb *knībōz, *knībōs
accusative *knībą *knībanz
genitive *knības, *knībis *knībǫ̂
dative *knībai *knībamaz
instrumental *knībō *knībamiz

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