Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/sternǭ

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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

Alternative formsEdit

  • *sternô

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. According to Kroonen, the word became an n-stem in Germanic, Pre-Germanic *h₂stérōn, gen. *h₂sternés, which gave rise to two stems, *ster- and *sterr-, the latter through Kluge's law. The forms showing *stern- have reintroduced the -n- from the cases where it had not been assimilated.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*sternǭ f

  1. star

InflectionEdit

ōn-stemDeclension of *sternǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *sternǭ *sternōniz
vocative *sternǭ *sternōniz
accusative *sternōnų *sternōnunz
genitive *sternōniz *sternōnǫ̂
dative *sternōni *sternōmaz
instrumental *sternōnē *sternōmiz

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN