Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/faimnijǭ

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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 *pēymen-(girl), *poymen-(breast milk), from Proto-Indo-European *peyH-(fat). Cognate with Sanskrit पयते(páyate), प्यायते(pyā́yate, he swells, abounds, increases, grows). Unrelated to Latin fēmina(woman).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɸɑi̯m.ni.jɔ̃ː/

NounEdit

*faimnijǭ f

  1. young woman, maid, maiden

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