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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gawją

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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

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *gaawją (riverlands, lakeside land), from collective *ga- + *awjō (land by a waterway).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*gawją n

  1. district, shire, region, area

InflectionEdit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *gawją (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *gawją *gawjō
vocative *gawją *gawjō
accusative *gawją *gawjō
genitive *gawjas, *gawis *gawjǫ̂
dative *gawjai *gawjamaz
instrumental *gawjō *gawjamiz

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: ġēa
  • Old Frisian:
  • Old Saxon: ,
    • Middle Low German:
      • German Low German: Gohe
  • Old Dutch:
    • Middle Dutch: gou, gau, ; gooy (genitive)
      • Dutch: gouw (other forms in placenames: Fivelgo, Hunsingo, Oostergoo, het Gooi)
  • Old High German: gawi, gewi, gowi
    • Middle High German: göu