Appendix:Proto-Germanic/alhs

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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 *alk- ‎(sacred place, sanctuary; idol), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lek- ‎(to defend). Cognate with Lithuanian alkas, elkas ‎(santuary, grove), Latvian elks ‎(idol), Latin ulciscor ‎(avenge), Ancient Greek αλκί ‎(alkí, defence, help, strength).

NounEdit

*alhs m

  1. shelter; building
  2. temple; sanctuary
  3. settlement, residence

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