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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gaits

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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

Cognate with Latin haedus (kid), but cannot be traced back to Proto-Indo-European. The word was likely borrowed from a pre-Indo-European substrate language. There may be relatives in some Semitic languages, but not corresponding clearly in shape.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*gaits f[1]

  1. goat

InflectionEdit

consonant stemDeclension of *gaits (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *gaits *gaitiz
vocative *gait *gaitiz
accusative *gaitų *gaitunz
genitive *gaitiz *gaitǫ̂
dative *gaiti *gaitumaz
instrumental *gaitē *gaitumiz

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*gait-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 163