Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hulþijaną

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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 *hulþaz (inclined, favourable) +‎ *-janą, or *hulþô (friend, trustee) +‎ *-janą.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxul.θi.jɑ.nɑ̃/

VerbEdit

*hulþijaną[1]

  1. to make into a friend, to court one's friendship
  2. to calm, to comfort
  3. to praise

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Proto-West Germanic: *hulþijan
  • Old Norse: hylla

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) , “*xulþjanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 192