Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/grōaną

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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

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to become green, grow).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrɔː.ɑ.nɑ̃/

VerbEdit

*grōaną

  1. to green
  2. (botany) to grow

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Originally, this word probably referred only to the growing of plants, not to growth in general. The more usual words for general growing were probably *wahsijaną and *aukaną.

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