Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/brīw

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown; possibly from Proto-Germanic *brīwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréy-u-s ~ *bʰr̥y-éw-s, from *bʰr-ey-, from *bʰer- (to boil), cognate with Latin frīgō (to roast), Sanskrit भृज्जति (bhṛjjati, to roast).[1]

Noun[edit]

*brīw m

  1. porridge, mash
    Synonym: *mōs

Inflection[edit]

Masculine a-stem
Singular
Nominative *brīw
Genitive *brīwas
Singular Plural
Nominative *brīw *brīwō, *brīwōs
Accusative *brīw *brīwā
Genitive *brīwas *brīwō
Dative *brīwē *brīwum
Instrumental *brīwu *brīwum

Alternative reconstructions[edit]

  • *brīu

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Brei”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 104