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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bibjaną

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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 *bʰeyH- (to fear, to be afraid). Compare Lithuanian bijóti (to be afraid), Sanskrit भयते (bhayate), बिभेति (bibheti, he fears, dreads), भय (bhaya, fear), Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬫𐬈𐬥𐬙𐬈(bayente, they are afraid), Old Church Slavonic боꙗти сѧ (bojati sę), Persian بیم(bim, fear).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

*bibjaną

  1. to tremble, shiver

InflectionEdit

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