Appendix:Proto-Germanic/hwalaz

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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 Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Compare Latin squalus, Old Prussian kalis, Ancient Greek ἄσπαλος (áspalos), Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬐 (kara, kind of fish)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*hwalaz m

  1. whale

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: hwæl
  • Old Frisian: *hwal
    • West Frisian: walfisk
  • Old Saxon: hwal
    • Middle Low German: walvisch
      • Low German: Waalfisch
    • Low German: Waal
  • Old Dutch: *wal
  • Old High German: wal
  • Old Norse: hvalr
Last modified on 24 December 2013, at 13:06