Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/lauhaz

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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 *lówkos (clearing), which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright). Cognate with Latin lūcus (sacred grove).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*lauhaz m

  1. clearing
  2. meadow

InflectionEdit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *lauhaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *lauhaz *lauhōz, *lauhōs
vocative *lauh *lauhōz, *lauhōs
accusative *lauhą *lauhanz
genitive *lauhas, *lauhis *lauhǫ̂
dative *lauhai *lauhamaz
instrumental *lauhō *lauhamiz

DescendantsEdit

  • Proto-West Germanic: *lauh
    • Old English: lēah
    • Old Frisian: lāch
    • Old Saxon: lōh
    • Old Dutch: *lōh, *lō
      • Middle Dutch:
        • Dutch: lo, loo (obsolete outside place names)
    • Old High German: lōh
  • Old Norse:
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: lo
    • Norwegian Bokmål: lo (mostly in place names, like Oslo)