Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/tanþs

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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 *h₃dónts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*tanþs m

  1. tooth

Inflection[edit]

Both the original stem ablaut and Verner alternation are preserved.

According to Griepentrog and Schaffner, the nominative singular was *tanz (Proto-Indo-European *h₃don(t)s), directly reflected in Old High German zan (German Zahn).

consonant stemDeclension of *tanþs (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *tanþs *tanþiz
vocative *tanþ *tanþiz
accusative *tanþų *tanþunz
genitive *tundiz *tundǫ̂
dative *tundi *tundumaz
instrumental *tundē *tundumiz

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