Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/kraftaz

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier Proto-Germanic *kraftiz, *kraftuz, possibly from *krabēn- (to urge, demand)[1] or (according to others) *krabōną (to shrink, contract, be stiff, be firm), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (hook, power), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, bend, wind). The intermitting Proto-Germanic verbs would infer a relationship to crave, as they are both possible ancestors to this one (according to different schools of etymological thought).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*kraftaz m

  1. strength, power

Inflection[edit]

masculine a-stemDeclension of *kraftaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *kraftaz *kraftōz, *kraftōs
vocative *kraft *kraftōz, *kraftōs
accusative *kraftą *kraftanz
genitive *kraftas, *kraftis *kraftǫ̂
dative *kraftai *kraftamaz
instrumental *kraftō *kraftamiz

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill