Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/-itją

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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

Deverbal ending from *-itjaną.

NounEdit

*-itją n

  1. Suffix denoting the action of verbs ending in *-itjaną, used similarly as Modern English -age, -ation, -isation, -ism.

InflectionEdit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *-itją (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *-itją *-itjō
vocative *-itją *-itjō
accusative *-itją *-itjō
genitive *-itjas, *-itis *-itjǫ̂
dative *-itjai *-itjamaz
instrumental *-itjō *-itjamiz

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: -ett, -et (genitive -ettes)
  • Old High German: -ez