Appendix:Proto-Germanic/alhs

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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 Proto-Indo-European *alk- (sacred place, sanctuary; idol), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lek- (to defend). Cognate with Lithuanian alkas, elkas (santuary, grove), Latvian elks (idol), Latin ulciscor (avenge), Ancient Greek αλκί (alkí, defence, help, strength).

NounEdit

*alhs m

  1. shelter; building
  2. temple
  3. settlement, residence

DeclensionEdit


Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: ealh
  • Old Saxon: alah
  • Old High German: alah
  • Proto-Norse: alh (runic inscription)
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐌻𐌷𐍃 (alhs)
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