This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

From *bandwō (sign) +‎ *-janą, related to *bannaną (to summon, command, order).

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /ˈbɑnd.wi.jɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb edit


  1. to give a sign, to beckon

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*bandwjan”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 51
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) “*bandwjanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology[1], Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 35