Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/kelþaz

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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 *gelt-, *ǵelt-(womb), from Proto-Indo-European *gel-(to ball up, amass). Cognate with Sanskrit जर्तु(jartu, vulva).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*kelþaz n

  1. fetus (child in the womb)
  2. newborn; infant; child

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DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: ċild (plural: ċild; ċildru)
    • Middle English: chīld (plural: chīld, child(e)r(e), child(e)r(e)n, childres)
      • Scots: child, chyld
      • English: child (plural: children, dialectally: childer)