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Appendix:Proto-Germanic/Frijjōz dagaz

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic 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 *Frijjōz + *dagaz "Day of Frigg", a calque of Latin dies Veneris.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɸrij.jɔːz ˈdɑ.ɣɑz/

NounEdit

*Frijjōz dagaz m

  1. Friday

DeclensionEdit


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DescendantsEdit

1The origin of frjádagr is unclear, but a loan from West Germanic is considered most likely ; in which case Old saxon could be the one West-Germanic language that gave the Old Norse form, as Old Saxon was in contact with Old Norse in the south of Denemark. Other theories include contraction of friggjardagr or freyjudagr. The last one would be derived from Norse God Freyja instead of Frigg. The day name is also suggested to be derived from the verb frjá (“to love”, older form frijōn).