Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wambō

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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 *wamp- (membrane (of bowels), intestines, womb). Cognate with Old Welsh gumbelauc (womb), Breton gwamm (woman, wife), Sanskrit वपा (vapā́, the skin or membrane lining the intestines or parts of the viscera, the caul or omentum).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wambō f

  1. belly, stomach, abdomen
  2. womb

Inflection[edit]

ō-stemDeclension of *wambō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wambō *wambôz
vocative *wambō *wambôz
accusative *wambǭ *wambōz
genitive *wambōz *wambǫ̂
dative *wambōi *wambōmaz
instrumental *wambō *wambōmiz

Descendants[edit]