Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þullaz

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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

Unknown. Comparisons to Ancient Greek τύλος (túlos, callus; knot; knob; trenail), τύλη (túlē, callus; hump; pad, cushion), Proto-Slavic *tylъ, Lithuanian tulis (axle nail) are prone to coincidence. Looking particularly on Sanskrit तूल (tūla, tuft of grass or reeds) to which those words are put one would like to see a relation with German Tolle, Dolle (tuft of hair) and the related Dolde (corymb) understanding English rowlock as not from lock (closing implement) but lock (tuft of hair) but this is likewise easily coincidental.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*þullaz m

  1. thole, rowlock

InflectionEdit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *þullaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *þullaz *þullōz, *þullōs
vocative *þull *þullōz, *þullōs
accusative *þullą *þullanz
genitive *þullas, *þullis *þullǫ̂
dative *þullai *þullamaz
instrumental *þullō *þullamiz

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