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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/faimnijǭ

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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 *pēymen- (girl), *poymen- (breast milk), from Proto-Indo-European *peyH- (fat). Cognate with Sanskrit पयते (páyate), प्यायते (pyā́yate, he swells, abounds, increases, grows). Unrelated to Latin fēmina (woman).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɸɑi̯m.ni.jɔ̃ː/

NounEdit

*faimnijǭ f

  1. young woman, maid, maiden

InflectionEdit

ōn-stemDeclension of *faimnijǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *faimnijǭ *faimnijōniz
vocative *faimnijǭ *faimnijōniz
accusative *faimnijōnų *faimnijōnunz
genitive *faimnijōniz *faimnijōnǫ̂
dative *faimnijōni *faimnijōmaz
instrumental *faimnijōnē *faimnijōmiz

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