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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aþalą

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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.

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Proto-GermanicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *aþalaz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*aþalą n[1]

  1. nobility
  2. kin, lineage

InflectionEdit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *aþalą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *aþalą *aþalō
vocative *aþalą *aþalō
accusative *aþalą *aþalō
genitive *aþalas, *aþalis *aþalǫ̂
dative *aþalai *aþalamaz
instrumental *aþalō *aþalamiz

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Most of these descendants are now masculine for unknown reasons. However, Old High German and Old Norse show that it was once neuter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*aþala-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 40