Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/auʀā

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This Proto-West 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-West Germanic[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *ausô.


*auʀā n[1]

  1. ear


Neuter an-stem
Nominative *auʀā
Genitive *auʀini
Singular Plural
Nominative *auʀā *auʀōn
Accusative *auʀā *auʀōn
Genitive *auʀini *auʀanō
Dative *auʀini *auʀum
Instrumental *auʀini *auʀum


  • Old English: ēare
    • Middle English: ere, eare, eere, yere, here, eyr, ire, ȝhere
      • English: ear
        • Tok Pisin: ia
      • Scots: ear
  • Old Frisian: āre
    • North Frisian:
      Föhr: uar
      Hallig, Mooring: uur
      Helgoland: Uaar
    • Saterland Frisian: Oor
    • West Frisian: ear
  • Old Saxon: ōra
    • Middle Low German: ôre
      • Low German: Ohr
        • Dutch Low Saxon: oor
        • German Low German: Or, Ur
          Plautdietsch: Oa, Ua
  • Old Dutch: ōra
  • Old High German: ōra
    • Middle High German: ore


  1. ^ Ringe, Donald; Taylor, Ann (2014) The Development of Old English (A Linguistic History of English; 2), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 83: “PWGmc *auzā”