This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (chief, king). Cognate with Latin rēx (king). Doublet of *rīks which is an early borrowing from Proto-Celtic.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

*rekaz m

  1. A ruler, chief
  2. A king
  3. A prince

Inflection edit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *rekaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *rekaz *rekōz, *rekōs
vocative *rek *rekōz, *rekōs
accusative *reką *rekanz
genitive *rekas, *rikis *rekǫ̂
dative *rikai *rekamaz
instrumental *rekō *rekamiz

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

Attested only in compounds in the daughter languages:

  • Old Norse: *rekr (> folkrekr)