This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *tewH-; related to Latin tueor, tūtus.[1]

Alternatively, from *þeudō (people, tribe).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit


  1. good, kind
  2. friendly

Inflection edit

Derived terms edit

  • *þiud-
    • Proto-West Germanic: *þiod-
    • Old Norse: þjóð-

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN