Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/prattuz

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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 *brodnó- (to wander about). Probably related to Polish bredzić (to rave, talk, jabber), Russian бредить (breditʹ, to rave, wander, be delirious), Latvian bradāt (to talk nonsense), and probably to Middle English praten. More at prate, prattle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*prattuz m

  1. boastful talk
  2. deceit, trickery, stratagem, list, cunning

Inflection[edit]

u-stemDeclension of *prattuz (u-stem)
singular plural
nominative *prattuz *prattiwiz
vocative *prattu *prattiwiz
accusative *prattų *prattunz
genitive *prattauz *prattiwǫ̂
dative *prattiwi *prattumaz
instrumental *prattū *prattumiz

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