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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/drabaz

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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

An s-stem possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrobʰ-, o-grade of *dʰrebʰ-. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *droba (sediment) and possibly related to Ancient Greek τρέφω (tréphō, to thicken, curdle).

Given the lack of certain cognates, M. Philippa suspects non-IE substrate origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*drabaz n

  1. dregs

InflectionEdit

z-stemDeclension of *drabaz (z-stem)
singular plural
nominative *drabaz *drabizō
vocative *drabaz *drabizō
accusative *drabaz *drabizō
genitive *drabiziz *drabizǫ̂
dative *drabizi *drabizumaz
instrumental *drabizē *drabizumiz

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: *dræf
  • Old Dutch: draf
  • Old High German: *trab, trebir (pl.)
  • Old Norse: draf

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill