Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/halbaz

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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

Unknown. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut) through a sense ‘divided’ or from a stem *ḱol-bʰo- cognate with Lithuanian šalìs (side, strip of land).[1] Alternatively, a recent theory suggests borrowing from Proto-Finnic *halpa, *halba- (cheap, reduced) (compare Finnish halpa (cheap), Estonian halb (bad)).[2]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

*halbaz

  1. half

InflectionEdit


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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
  2. ^ Hyllested, Adam (2014) Word Exchange at the Gates of Europe: Five Millennia of Language Contact (PhD. dissertation)[1], Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, pages 103–105