Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ajją

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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

By Holtzmann's law from *ojóm, by Dybo's law from *ōjóm, by Mahlow's law from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*ajją n[1]

  1. egg

InflectionEdit

neuter ja-stemDeclension of *ajją (neuter ja-stem)
singular plural
nominative *ajją *ajjō
vocative *ajją *ajjō
accusative *ajją *ajjō
genitive *ajjas, *ajis *ajjǫ̂
dative *ajjai *ajjamaz
instrumental *ajjō *ajjamiz

DescendantsEdit

  • West Germanic: *aij
    • Old English: ǣġ
      • Middle English: ey, æȝe, aye, ei
        • English: ey
    • Old Frisian: *ei
    • Old Saxon: ei, eig, egg
      • Middle Low German: ei, egg, eig
        • Low German:
          • German Low German: Ei
          • Westphalian:
            Ravensbergisch-Lippisch: Åich
            Sauerländisch: Ai
            Westmünsterländisch: Äi
            Märkisch: Ägg
        • Plautdietsch: Ei
    • Old Dutch: *ei
      • Middle Dutch: ei
    • Old High German: ei
      • Middle High German: ei
        • Alemannic German:
          Swabian: Oi
        • Bavarian: Oa
          Mòcheno: oi
        • German: Ei
        • Luxembourgish: Ee
        • Vilamovian: e
        • Yiddish: איי(ey)
  • Old Norse: egg
  • Crimean Gothic: ada

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*ajja-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 17