Appendix:Proto-Germanic/gunþiz

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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 *gʷʰéntis (act of killing, blow), from *gʷʰen- (to strike). Equivalent to a hypothetical verb *benaną (from which *banô (murderer), *banjō (wound), with *gw- > *b-) +‎ *-þiz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*gunþiz f

  1. battle

DeclensionEdit


SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

In addition to these regular words, the word also survives in many personal names.

  • Old English: gūþ
  • Old High German: gund- in compounds
  • Old Norse: guðr, gunnr
Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 20:48