Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/slēpaną

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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]

Unclear. May be related to *slapaz (weak, lax)[1], itself of unclear origin, or possibly back-formed to *slabōną/*slappōną.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈslɛː.pɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb[edit]

*slēpaną

  1. to sleep
    Synonym: *swefaną

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009), “slapen”, in Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*slēpan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 453