Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/kunją

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₁yom, from *ǵenh₁- (to beget, to give birth). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek γένος (génos), Latin genus.

Noun[edit]

*kunją n

  1. kin, family, clan
Inflection[edit]
neuter a-stemDeclension of *kunją (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *kunją *kunjō
vocative *kunją *kunjō
accusative *kunją *kunjō
genitive *kunjas, *kunis *kunjǫ̂
dative *kunjai *kunjamaz
instrumental *kunjō *kunjamiz
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Pre-Germanic *ǵn̥h₃yom, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (to know).

Noun[edit]

*kunją n

  1. omen, portent, miracle
Inflection[edit]
neuter a-stemDeclension of *kunją (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *kunją *kunjō
vocative *kunją *kunjō
accusative *kunją *kunjō
genitive *kunjas, *kunis *kunjǫ̂
dative *kunjai *kunjamaz
instrumental *kunjō *kunjamiz
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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