Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wurmiz

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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 *wr̥mis. Cognate with Latin vermis, Ancient Greek ῥόμος (rhómos), Lithuanian var̃mas (bug, fly), Old Prussian wormyan (red), Old East Slavic *вьрмиѥ (*vĭrmije) (whence Ukrainian ве́рмие (vérmye, red)). The meaning red developed from a colour that one gains by a scale insect.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*wurmiz m

  1. worm
  2. serpent, snake

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press