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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aldǭ

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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 Pre-Germanic *Holdʰō(n), variant formation of Proto-Indo-European *Holdʰu- (trough, (dugout) canoe). See also Old English ealdoþ (trough), Russian лодка (lodka, boat).

NounEdit

*aldǭ f[1]

  1. (North Germanic) trough, hollow (of a tree)

InflectionEdit

ōn-stemDeclension of *aldǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *aldǭ *aldōniz
vocative *aldǭ *aldōniz
accusative *aldōnų *aldōnunz
genitive *aldōniz *aldōnǫ̂
dative *aldōni *aldōmaz
instrumental *aldōnē *aldōmiz

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Mallroy, James; Adams, D.Q. et. al. (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, →ISBN
  • Orel, Vladimir (2003) A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, →ISBN

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*aldō(n)-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 21