Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/-ōstaz

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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

See *-istaz.

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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

*-ōstaz (comparative *-ōzô)

  1. -est. Forms the superlative of certain adjectives.

InflectionEdit


Usage notesEdit

This suffix was only used for regular a-stem adjectives, which sometimes used this suffix, but sometimes the related suffix *-istaz without any predictable rule. This suffix was never used for i-, u- and ja-stem adjectives.

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