Appendix:Proto-Germanic/gaizaz

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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 *ǵʰays- (pointed stick, spear), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey- (to drive, move, fling).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*gaizaz m

  1. spear, pike, javelin

DeclensionEdit


Related termsEdit

  • *gaisilaz
  • *gaizô

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: gār; gārlēac; Hrōþgār; Ēadgār
  • Old Frisian: *gār, gēr
    • West Frisian: gear (in compounds)
  • Old Saxon: gēr
  • Old Frankish: *gēr; *Hrōþgēr
  • Old High German: gēr
    • Middle High German: gēr
      • German: Ger
  • Old Norse: geirr
  • Gothic: *𐌲𐌰𐌹 (gais) (preserved in the derived verb 𐌿𐍃𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (usgaisjan))
  • Vandalic: the personal name Geiseric (from *gaizarīks, "spear-king")
Last modified on 4 September 2013, at 13:16