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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/lētaną

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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 Proto-Indo-European *leh₁d- (to let (go), be tired). Compare Latin lassus (tired), Albanian lodh, and possibly Ancient Greek ληδεῖν (lēdeîn, to be tired).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛː.tɑ.nɑ̃/

VerbEdit

*lētaną

  1. to let, to allow
  2. to leave alone

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill