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Appendix:Proto-Germanic/-þiz

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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-GermanicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *-tis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*-þiz f

  1. Forms abstract nouns from verb roots, usually from strong verbs.

DeclensionEdit


Usage notesEdit

There are several variant forms based on the final consonant of the stem and the original position of the accent:

  • Ending in a dental: *-siz (with the Germanic spirant law applied)
  • Ending in an obstruent: *-tiz (with the Germanic spirant law applied)
  • Otherwise: *-þiz, *-diz

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

This suffix was no longer productive in the daughter languages. The following lists outcomes of derived terms.