Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/rīfaną

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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 *h₁reyp- (to tear).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

*rīfaną[1][2]

  1. to tear, rend

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • West Germanic: *rīfan
    • Old English: *rīfan
    • Old Frisian: rīva
  • Old Norse: rífa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*rīfan-~*rīpan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 412
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) , “*rīfanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 305