Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/sitjaną

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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 *sédyeti, from the root *sed- (to sit). Formal cognate with Ancient Greek ἕζομαι (hézomai).

Reconstruction[edit]

There is dialectal variation with and without the *j, the reason for which is disputed. An alternative reconstruction assumes pre-Germanic *sed-éi-ti ~ *sed-i-énti.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*sitjaną[2]

  1. to sit

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*set(j)an-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 434
  2. ^ Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1)‎[1], Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN