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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fulgijaną

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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.

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Proto-GermanicEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɸul.ɣi.jɑ.nɑ̃/

Etymology 1Edit

A zero-grade present ye-stem, presumably pre-Germanic *(s)pl̥kyéti.[1]

VerbEdit

*fulgijaną

  1. (transitive, +dat) to follow
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain. Possibly originated as a compound of the roots of *fullaz (full) and *gāną (to go), with a sense of "full-going". This could have shifted to a meaning of "to serve, go with as an attendant" (compare also fulfill). [2]

Alternatively, may be derived from Proto-Indo-European *pelḱ-, *polḱ- (to turn, twist, wind), which itself might have merged with another verb to form Proto-Germanic *felhaną (to conceal), but also ("to go, proceed").[3]

VerbEdit

*fulgijaną

  1. to follow
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jay Jasanoff, Stative and Middle in Indo-European (= Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 23), Innsbruck, 1978, page 76-77
  2. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/follow?s=t
  3. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill