This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

From the pronominal Proto-Indo-European *ís; related to Old Church Slavonic онъ (onŭ, he), Lithuanian ans (he), Latin idem (the same), and Sanskrit एना (enā, that; he).

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit


  1. that over there, yon

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Descendants edit

The derivation of Proto-Norse *ᚺᛁᚾᚨᛉ (*hinaʀ) from this word is very uncertain.

References edit

  • The Indo-European Languages (2015, →ISBN, page 401: In addition we have *jainaz > Goth. jains, OEng. geon (> Eng. yon), OHG jener (= Ger.) 'that man'.