Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ganhuz

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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

Possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰengʰ- (to stride, step),[1][2] but Kroonen rejects this derivation and treats the root as having no known etymology, also rejecting connections with Lithuanian guvus (agile, quick).[3] Beekes, quoting Van Windekens, compares Ancient Greek ἄφαρ (áphar, quickly) with this and Proto-Germanic *abraz (strong, severe, extreme).[4]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

*ganhuz

  1. fast, quick

InflectionEdit


Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Presumably the Old High German form was remodeled as a ja-stem.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marlies Philippa et al., eds., Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, A-Z, s.v. “gauw” (Amsterdam UP, 3 Dec. 2009): [1].
  2. ^ Louis Guinet, Les emprunts gallo-romans au germanique (Paris: Klincksieck, 1982).
  3. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*ganhu-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 167f.
  4. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, p. 176