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Appendix:Proto-Germanic/wai

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains 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 *wai. Compare Latin vae, Lithuanian vaĩ, vái, Russian увы́ (uvý, alas), Middle Irish fáe, Welsh gwae (woe), Avestan [script needed] (vayōi, āvōya), Sanskrit [script needed] (uvé). [Devanagari needed].

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

*wai

  1. woe! alas! (expression of grief)

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DescendantsEdit