Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/maisǭ

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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

Unknown; compared to Proto-Celtic *mesal-(s)kā (blackbird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂mes-l- (Latin merula). Or, possibly related to Norwegian Nynorsk meis (weak) and Flemish mijzen (shatter), possibly related to Proto-Germanic *maisa- (small), or possibly related to Dutch miezerig (small, measly).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*maisǭ f

  1. titmouse, chickadee

InflectionEdit

ōn-stemDeclension of *maisǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *maisǭ *maisōniz
vocative *maisǭ *maisōniz
accusative *maisōnų *maisōnunz
genitive *maisōniz *maisōnǫ̂
dative *maisōni *maisōmaz
instrumental *maisōnē *maisōmiz

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Torp, Alf, “Meis”, in Nynorsk Etymologisk Ordbok, Oslo: H. Aschehoug and Co. (W. Nygaard), 1919, page 419