Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/bikkilaz

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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 *bikkijaną (to hew, hack, chop, pick or chip at) +‎ *-ilaz. Possibly related to Proto-Celtic *bakkos (hook); also compare *pīkaz (pickaxe) (loaned into French as bêche (spade)).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*bikkilaz m

  1. stonemason
  2. piece of chipped stone or bone; pebble; ossicle
  3. die

InflectionEdit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *bikkilaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *bikkilaz *bikkilōz, *bikkilōs
vocative *bikkil *bikkilōz, *bikkilōs
accusative *bikkilą *bikkilanz
genitive *bikkilas, *bikkilis *bikkilǫ̂
dative *bikkilai *bikkilamaz
instrumental *bikkilō *bikkilamiz

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Bicke”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891
  2. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “bikkel”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute