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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/speru

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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

From Pre-Germanic *sperHu-, from Proto-Indo-European *sperH-. Cognate with Latin sparus (hunting spear).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*speru n

  1. spear

InflectionEdit

neuter u-stemDeclension of *speru (neuter u-stem)
singular plural
nominative *speru *sperū
vocative *speru *sperū
accusative *speru *sperū
genitive *sperauz *spiriwǫ̂
dative *spiriwi *sperumaz
instrumental *sperū *sperumiz

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill