Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/rūnō

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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 *rewHn-, from *rewH-, *rēwH- (to roar; grumble; murmur; mumble; whisper). Compare Latin rūmor. Possibly a borrowing either from Proto-Celtic *rūnā or from the same source as it.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*rūnō f[1]

  1. secret, mystery
  2. rune (letter of the Germanic runic alphabet)

InflectionEdit

ō-stemDeclension of *rūnō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *rūnō *rūnôz
vocative *rūnō *rūnôz
accusative *rūnǭ *rūnōz
genitive *rūnōz *rūnǫ̂
dative *rūnōi *rūnōmaz
instrumental *rūnō *rūnōmiz

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003), “*rūnō”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 310