Appendix:Proto-Germanic/hnaskuz

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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 *knēs-, *kenes- (to scrape, scratch, rub), from Proto-Indo-European *ken- (to scrape, scratch, rub). Cognate with Sanskrit [script?] (kiknasa, grushed grain, meal, grits). [Devanagari?]

AdjectiveEdit

*hnaskuz

  1. soft, tender, yielding

DeclensionEdit


Derived termsEdit

  • *hnaskōną

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: hnæsce, hnesce, hnysce
    • Middle English: nesche
  • Old Dutch: *neski, *nesk
    • Middle Dutch: nesch, nisch
  • Gothic: 𐌷𐌽𐌰𐍃𐌵𐌿𐍃 (hnaskwus)
Last modified on 30 September 2013, at 13:25