Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/haitaną

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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 *key-d-, a dental extension of the root Proto-Indo-European *key- (to move, to impel). Cognate with Ancient Greek κινέω (kinéō, to set in motion, to arouse), Latin cieō (to set in motion, to summon), Sanskrit च्यवते (cyavate, to come forth, to fall down), Albanian qoj (to wake up). Perhaps the original notion was "to summon", i.e. "to order someone to come" (cf. the parallel usage of English cite (to summon (someone)), from the cognate Latin root).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɑi̯.tɑ.nɑ̃/

VerbEdit

*haitaną

  1. to address, to call
  2. to name
  3. (passive) to be called

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