Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/mawī

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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 earlier *magwī, from *maguz (boy), with feminine suffix; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *megʰ- (young).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*mawī f

  1. girl

InflectionEdit

ī/jō-stemDeclension of *mawī (ī/jō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *mawī *mawjôz
vocative *mawī *mawjôz
accusative *mawjǭ *mawjōz
genitive *mawjōz *mawjǫ̂
dative *mawjōi *mawjōmaz
instrumental *mawjō *mawjōmiz

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old Norse: mær, mey, meyja (the latter two from the paradigm of the former)
  • Gothic: 𐌼𐌰𐍅𐌹 (mawi)