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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/berô

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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

Conventionally from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHn- (grey, brown). Ringe, discrediting the existence of such a root, suggests instead *ǵʰwer- (wild animal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*berô m

  1. bear

InflectionEdit

Originally an n-stem with the zero grade forms of the suffix, as in *arô and Latin carō.

consonant stemDeclension of *berô (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *berô *birniz
vocative *berô *birniz
accusative *bernų *bernunz
genitive *birniz *bernǫ̂
dative *birni *bernumaz
instrumental *bernē *bernumiz

DescendantsEdit