Appendix:Proto-Germanic/fraetaną

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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 *fra- +‎ *etaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɸrɑ.ˈe.tɑ.nɑ̃/

VerbEdit

*fraetaną

  1. to devour, eat up, consume

ConjugationEdit

As *etaną.

The vowel of the prefix eventually contracted with the initial vowel of the stem, creating the later variant forms *fraitaną (the disyllabic ae collapsing into a diphthong) and *fretaną:

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 16:55