Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/korb

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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]


Uncertain; possibly from Proto-Germanic *kurbaz, from Proto-Germanic *krebô[1] ~ *kruppaz (basket),[2] or perhaps borrowed from Latin corbis (basket)[3].


*korb m

  1. basket
    Synonym: *mandu


Masculine a-stem
Nominative *korb
Genitive *korbas
Singular Plural
Nominative *korb *korbō, *korbōs
Accusative *korb *korbā
Genitive *korbas *korbō
Dative *korbē *korbum
Instrumental *korbu *korbum



  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*kreban- ~ *kruppan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 303
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus Jann (2009) Consonant and vowel gradation in the Proto-Germanic n-stems (PhD thesis)[1], Leiden: Leiden University, page 15
  3. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Korb”, 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 404