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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hiwją

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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

Disputed. Either from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (skin, cuticle, hide; beauty, splendour) or from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (grey, dark shade), or a merger of the two.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*hiwją n

  1. appearance, blee
  2. form, shape
  3. mold, mildew

InflectionEdit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *hiwją (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *hiwją *hiwjō
vocative *hiwją *hiwjō
accusative *hiwją *hiwjō
genitive *hiwjas, *hiwis *hiwjǫ̂
dative *hiwjai *hiwjamaz
instrumental *hiwjō *hiwjamiz

DescendantsEdit

From Pre-Germanic *hewjam, *hewjan:

  • → Proto-Finnic: *heben (single hair, fluff), ? *häwjä > *häivä > Finnish häivä
  • → Proto-Samic: *jievjë (white (of fur, hair))
  • → Pre-Sami: *kepji