Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/þwerhaz

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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

Presumably from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ- (to turn); compare Sanskrit तर्कु (tarku, spindle) and Latin torqueō (to twist). Kroonen assumes metathesis of Pre-Germanic *térkʷos to *tʷérkos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

*þwerhaz

  1. cross, adverse

InflectionEdit


DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

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