Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wurþiz

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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 pre-Germanic *h₂wŕ̥tis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wer- (to raise). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄρσις (ársis, raising).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wurþiz f

  1. raising, elevation
  2. mound

Inflection[edit]

i-stemDeclension of *wurþiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wurþiz *wurþīz
vocative *wurþi *wurþīz
accusative *wurþį *wurþinz
genitive *wurþīz *wurþijǫ̂
dative *wurþī *wurþimaz
instrumental *wurþī *wurþimiz

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Frisian: wurth
  • Old Dutch: *wurth, *wuorth (?)
    • Middle Dutch: woert (or from Frisian?)
  • Old Saxon: wurth
    • Middle Low German: wurt
  • Old Norse: urð
    • Norwegian:
      Norwegian Nynorsk: ur, urd
      Norwegian Bokmål: ur
    • Faroese: urð
    • Icelandic: urð

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*wurþiz”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 601