Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/luhsaz

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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 *lewk- (to be bright, be light, shine).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*luhsaz m

  1. lynx

InflectionEdit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *luhsaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *luhsaz *luhsōz, *luhsōs
vocative *luhs *luhsōz, *luhsōs
accusative *luhsą *luhsanz
genitive *luhsas, *luhsis *luhsǫ̂
dative *luhsai *luhsamaz
instrumental *luhsō *luhsamiz

DescendantsEdit

  • West Germanic: *luhs
    • Old English: lox
      • Middle English: lusk (found in luskwerk)
        • Scots: los (possibly through Middle Dutch or Middle Low German)
        • English: losse, los, loz (possibly through Middle Dutch or Middle Low German)
    • Old Frisian: *luks, *loks
      • Saterland Frisian: Luks
    • Old Saxon: lohs, los
    • Old Dutch: *lohs, *los
    • Old High German: luhs
  • Old Norse: *lóa (from *luhǭ, possibly by analogy with *fuhǭ)