Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/faką

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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

Via pre-Germanic *ph₂ǵóm, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ- (to fit, fasten, fix).[1] Cognate with Sanskrit पाजस् (pā́jas, surface, side), Latin pāgus (division, district) and pangō (fasten, fix, verb). The root is otherwise absent from Germanic, but see *fastuz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*faką n

  1. (West Germanic) An enclosed or defined space; division; compartment; department
  2. (West Germanic) Bounded space of time; period; interval

InflectionEdit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *faką (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *faką *fakō
vocative *faką *fakō
accusative *faką *fakō
genitive *fakas, *fakis *fakǫ̂
dative *fakai *fakamaz
instrumental *fakō *fakamiz

DescendantsEdit

  • Proto-West Germanic: *fak
    • Old English: fæc, fec
    • Old Frisian: fak, fek
      • Saterland Frisian: Fäk
      • West Frisian: fek
    • Old Saxon: fac, fak
      • Middle Low German: vak
        • German Low German: Fack
    • Old Dutch: *fak
    • Old High German: fah

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*faka-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 124