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

Possibly feminized from *sunnô (sun) in an opposing gender pair with masculine *mēnô (moon), akin to Latin cognate sōl m (sun) and lūna f (moon).[1] See *sunnô.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

*sunnǭ f[2][3][1][4]

  1. the sun

Inflection edit

ōn-stemDeclension of *sunnǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *sunnǭ *sunnōniz
vocative *sunnǭ *sunnōniz
accusative *sunnōnų *sunnōnunz
genitive *sunnōniz *sunnōnǫ̂
dative *sunnōni *sunnōmaz
instrumental *sunnōnē *sunnōmiz

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References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Franck, Johannes (1892) “zon”, in Etymologisch woordenboek der nederlandsche taal (in Dutch), The Hague: 's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff:Germ. *sunnô(n)-
  2. ^ Hilmarsson, Jörundur (1987) “Reflexes of I.-E. *suH2n̥to-/-ōn ‘sunny’ in Germanic and Tocharian”, in Sprache 33, pages 56–78
  3. ^ Boutkan, Dirk, Siebinga, Sjoerd (2005) “sunne”, in Old Frisian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 1), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 382:PGMC: *sunnō, *sunnan-
  4. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*soel- ~ *sunnōn-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 463-464