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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/-anē

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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

Possibly from a Proto-Indo-European *-neh₁, which would also be the source of Sanskrit विना (vinā, without) and possibly Latin supernē (from above). The final vowel itself is uncertain; it is usually given as *-ē based on the possibly related forms above.[1]

The first vowel *-a- might not have originally been part of the suffix at all, possibly being detached from the forms the suffix was attached to; but it is usually found as such in Germanic languages.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

*-anē

  1. Creates adverbs with ablative direction.

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guus Kroonen. The Proto-Germanic N-Stems: A Study in Diachronic Morphophonology. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011