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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bēlą

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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 *bʰel- (shiny; bright; gleaming; white). Cognate with Proto-Slavic *bělъ (white), Lithuanian bãlas, báltas (white), Latvian balts (white), Ancient Greek φαλός (phalós, white), Sanskrit भाल (bhāla, splendour).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*bēlą n

  1. fire
  2. pyre

InflectionEdit


DescendantsEdit