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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þiudijaną

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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

Origin obscure. Possibly a conflated word, partly from *þeudō (people), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people); and partly from *þeudjaz, *þiudiz (good, friendly), from Proto-Indo-European *tew- (to hearken, take notice, regard in a friendly manner).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈθiu̯.ði.jɑ.nɑ̃/

VerbEdit

*þiudijaną

  1. (transitive, +instrumental) to associate (with); engage with; attach to; join (with); connect
  2. to interpret; point out; explain

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit