Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/knappō

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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]

Alternative reconstructions[edit]


Unknown; possibly borrowed from a substrate language.[1][2]


*knappō m

  1. boy
    Synonyms: *bojō, *kneht, *magu, *swain


Masculine an-stem
Nominative *knappō
Genitive *knappini
Singular Plural
Nominative *knappō *knappan
Accusative *knappan *knappan
Genitive *knappini *knappanō
Dative *knappini *knappum
Instrumental *knappini *knappum



  1. 1.0 1.1 Boutkan, Dirk; Siebinga, Sjoerd (2005), “kenep”, in Old Frisian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 1), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 211-212
  2. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Knabe”, 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 381
  3. ^ Hellquist, Elof (1922), “knape”, in Svensk etymologisk ordbok [Swedish etymological dictionary] (in Swedish), Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups förlag, page 327