Appendix:Proto-Germanic/wōstinjō

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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 *wōstijaz +‎ *-injō.

NounEdit

*wōstinjō f

  1. a desert, wilderness, waste

DeclensionEdit


Related termsEdit

  • *wōstunjō

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: wēsten
  • Old Frisian: wēstene, wōstene
    • North Frisian: woastine
    • Saterland Frisian: Wüüste
    • West Frisian: woastyn
  • Old Saxon: wōstinnia
    • Middle Low German: wōstine
      • Plautdietsch: Wuste
  • Old Frankish: *wuastinna, *wuostinna
    • Old Dutch: wuostinna
      • Middle Dutch: woestine, woesten
        • Dutch: woestijn (Similarity to Romance loanwords ending in -ine shifted stress to the last syllable, which is why the Middle Dutch word did not develop to Dutch *woesten.)
          • Afrikaans: woestyn
    • Old French: guastine, gastine
  • Old High German: wuostinna, wuostin
    • Middle High German: wuostinne, wuosten, wüestin, wuoste
Last modified on 30 August 2013, at 15:34