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.

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Etymology edit

From Pre-Germanic *pémpe, with an irregular consonant change from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe, perhaps influenced by the initial *p; or instead would become the expected form **finhw. Possibly related to Proto-Germanic *funstiz (fist) and *fingraz (finger).

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Proto-Germanic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : *fimf
    Ordinal : *fimftô
    Multiplier : *fimffalþaz


  1. five

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