Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/maþô

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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 *mot-, *mat- (worm, grub, caterpillar, moth). Cognate with Russian моты́ль (motýlʹ, bloodworm), Sanskrit मत्कुण (matkuṇa, bug).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*maþô m

  1. maggot

InflectionEdit

Kroonen states that this term is an amphikinetically inflecting an-stem with Kluge's Law consonant alternations.

masculine an-stemDeclension of *maþô (masculine an-stem)
singular plural
nominative *maþô *maþaniz
vocative *maþô *maþaniz
accusative *maþanų *muttunz
genitive *muttaz *muttǫ̂
dative *madini *madummiz
instrumental *muttē *muttamiz

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit