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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/nēmō

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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

The functional o-grade ō-stem derived from *nemaną. **namō would normally be expected, but class 4 and 5 strong verbs show some tendency to use -ē- in places where o-grade -a- is expected. Compare *nēmijaną instead of **namjaną.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*nēmō f

  1. taking, acceptance

InflectionEdit

ō-stemDeclension of *nēmō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *nēmō *nēmôz
vocative *nēmō *nēmôz
accusative *nēmǭ *nēmōz
genitive *nēmōz *nēmǫ̂
dative *nēmōi *nēmōmaz
instrumental *nēmō *nēmōmiz

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: nǣm; nām (nām possibly influenced by or borrowed from Old Norse)
  • Old Frisian: nōme
  • Old Saxon: *nāma
  • Old High German: nāma