Appendix:Proto-Germanic/minniz

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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

Comparative of Proto-Indo-European *minu- (small). Cognate with Latin minor, minus.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

*minniz (adjective *minnizô, superlative *minnist)

  1. less, to a smaller degree

Usage notesEdit

This word is not directly the comparative of any other term. Instead, various adverbial formations are used to express the positive degree.

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: min
  • Old Frisian: min
  • Old Saxon: *min
    • Middle Low German: min
  • Old Dutch: min
  • Old High German: min
  • Old Norse: minnr
  • Gothic: 𐌼𐌹𐌽𐍃 (mins)
Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 17:07