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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/dēaną

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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 *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse). Cognate with Latin fellō (suck), Old Church Slavonic доити (doiti, to suckle), Sanskrit धयति (dháyati, he sucks, drinks).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

*dēaną

  1. to suck, suckle

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Old Saxon: *dājan
  • Old High German: tāen
    • Middle High German: tāen