Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/limuz

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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 Proto-Indo-European *li-, *lAy-, *elAy-, *el- (to bend).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*limuz m

  1. (anatomy) limb; member
  2. (of a tree) branch; twig

Inflection[edit]

u-stemDeclension of *limuz (u-stem)
singular plural
nominative *limuz *limiwiz
vocative *limu *limiwiz
accusative *limų *limunz
genitive *limauz *limiwǫ̂
dative *limiwi *limumaz
instrumental *limū *limumiz

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old English: lim n, lym n
  • Old Saxon: *limu, *lim
    • Middle Low German: lem
  • Old Dutch: *limu
  • Old Norse: limr m; lim f; lim n