Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/granō

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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 *gʰroH-néh₂-, with shortening due to Dybo's law, likely related to Proto-Slavic *grana (Serbo-Croatian grana (branch)). Possibly also related to Middle Irish grend (beard, bristles).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*granō f

  1. awn
  2. hair resembling an awn, a bunch or bundle of wispy hair
  3. bristles, beard hair, whiskers
  4. moustache

InflectionEdit

ō-stemDeclension of *granō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *granō *granôz
vocative *granō *granôz
accusative *granǭ *granōz
genitive *granōz *granǫ̂
dative *granōi *granōmaz
instrumental *granō *granōmiz

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “grano”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 186-87