Appendix:Proto-Germanic/dwalaz

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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 *dʰwel-, *dʰewel- (to dim, dull, cloud, make obscure, swirl, whirl). Cognate with Latvian dulls (crazy, mad), Lithuanian dvylas (dark, reddish brown).

AdjectiveEdit

*dwalaz

  1. confused, stunned
  2. foolish, misled, mad

DeclensionEdit


Derived termsEdit

  • *dwaljaną

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Probably because of the phonetic influence of the preceding -w- and the similarity in meaning, descendants from this term are not always distinguishable from those of *dulaz. The following lists descendants that have retained the -w-.

  • Old English: *dwal, *dwol
    • Middle English: dwal
  • Old Saxon: *dwal
    • Middle Low German: dwal, dwel
      • Danish: dval
  • Gothic: 𐌳𐍅𐌰𐌻𐍃 (dwals)
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