Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/-gin

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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 a variant or development of the root found in Proto-Indo-European *kʷos + particle *ne.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

*-gin

  1. Attaches to indefinite pronouns, with the suffixed word often being preceded by the particle *ne or *ni.
  2. Attaches to indefinite adverbs, with the suffixed word often being preceded by the particle *ne or *ni.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Lehmann, Winfred P. (1986) A Gothic Etymological Dictionary, based on the 3rd ed. of Feist’s dictionary, Leiden: E. J. Brill