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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 Pre-Germanic *h₂enh̥₂, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (up, on high). The final vowel was lost by regular sound change but remained in compound forms, whence it was restored in some of the daughter languages.[1]

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

*an[1]

  1. on, upon [+dative]
  2. onto [+accusative]

AdverbEdit

*an[1]

  1. on, onto

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*ana”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 26