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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/saiwalō

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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.

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Proto-GermanicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Sometimes hypothesized to mean originally "coming from or belonging to the sea," with the sea being the supposed stopping place of the soul before birth or after death. In that case, the word would be derived from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑi̯.wɑ.lɔː/

NounEdit

*saiwalō f

  1. soul, life force

InflectionEdit

ō-stemDeclension of *saiwalō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *saiwalō *saiwalôz
vocative *saiwalō *saiwalôz
accusative *saiwalǭ *saiwalōz
genitive *saiwalōz *saiwalǫ̂
dative *saiwalōi *saiwalōmaz
instrumental *saiwalō *saiwalōmiz

DescendantsEdit