Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/lindō

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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-GermanicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to *linþaz (mild, soft). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Has also been compared to Albanian lëndë (wood, material), Lithuanian lentà ((linden) board), Russian лут (lut, (linden) bast) (< Proto-Slavic *lǫtъ), thereby perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *lentéh₂.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*lindō f

  1. linden tree
  2. (poetic) shield (made of linden wood)

InflectionEdit

ō-stemDeclension of *lindō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *lindō *lindôz
vocative *lindō *lindôz
accusative *lindǭ *lindōz
genitive *lindōz *lindǫ̂
dative *lindōi *lindōmaz
instrumental *lindō *lindōmiz

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006), “*lentehₐ-”, in The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics), New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 161