Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/nēþlō

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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 *nēaną (to sew) +‎ *-þlō (tool).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*nēþlō f[1]

  1. needle

InflectionEdit

The stem apparently had two Verner alternants, *nēþlō- and *nēdlō-, both still attested in West Germanic.

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*nēþlō-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 388: “f. ʻneedleʼ”