Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/labōną

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Asterisk.svg
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 *lōbʰ- (to strengthen oneself, rest). Cognate with Ancient Greek λωφάω (lōpháō, recuperate, rest, relax).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑ.βɔː.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*labōną

  1. to strengthen, refresh

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Note: Descendants of this verb have been influenced by or have possibly conflated with Latin lavō (wash; bathe) to the extent (as in English) that the original meaning has become totally obscured.