Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aldaz

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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 Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (to grow, nourish); equivalent to the old past participle of *alaną (to grow).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

*aldaz (comparative *alþizô, superlative *alþistaz)[1]

  1. old, grown up
    Synonyms: *gamalaz, *senaz, *sinīgaz

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*alda-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 20