Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/līkāną

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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 *-līkaz.

VerbEdit

*līkāną

  1. to conform, to be of an agreeable kind
  2. to please, to be pleasing (to +dative)

Usage notesEdit

Judging from Gothic evidence, the difference between this verb and the derived verb *galīkāną seems to have only been one of transitivity. The former could take an object in the dative, while the latter was intransitive only. Other than that the meanings were pretty much identical.

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