Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/kwidiz

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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 Pre-Germanic *gʷetís, an i-stem derived from *kweþaną (to say, speak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*kwidiz m

  1. a saying, statement, phrase

InflectionEdit

i-stemDeclension of *kwidiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *kwidiz *kwidīz
vocative *kwidi *kwidīz
accusative *kwidį *kwidinz
genitive *kwidīz *kwidjǫ̂
dative *kwidī *kwidimaz
instrumental *kwidī *kwidimiz

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: cwide
  • Old High German: quiti
  • Old Norse: kviðr (verdict; jury)