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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/swalwǭ

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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

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly related to Russian соловей (solovej, nightingale). Possibly related to Greek αλκυών (alkyón, kingfisher), in which case the corresponding PGmc reconstruction would be *swalhwǭ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*swalwǭ f

  1. swallow (bird)

InflectionEdit

ōn-stemDeclension of *swalwǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *swalwǭ *swalwōniz
vocative *swalwǭ *swalwōniz
accusative *swalwōnų *swalwōnunz
genitive *swalwōniz *swalwōnǫ̂
dative *swalwōni *swalwōmaz
instrumental *swalwōnē *swalwōmiz

DescendantsEdit