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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þunnuz

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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 earlier *þunwuz, from Proto-Indo-European *tn̥h₂wús, variant of *ténh₂us (thin). Cognate with Sanskrit तनु (tanú), Latin tenuis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

*þunnuz (comparative *þunnizô, superlative *þunnistaz)

  1. thin

InflectionEdit


DescendantsEdit

The West Germanic languages have remodeled the word as a ja-stem.

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