Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bataz

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

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Etymology

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Derived from Proto-Indo-European *bʰed- (good). Cognate with Sanskrit भद्र (bhadrá).

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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*bataz (adverb *wela, comparative *batizô, superlative *batistaz)

  1. good

Inflection

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Synonyms

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Antonyms

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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There are no descendants of the base adjective itself, and it is not certain whether it was still in use in Proto-Germanic. However, it remained in use as a base for word derivation, and its comparative and superlative forms have extant descendants (including English "better" and "best").