Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/taihwǭ

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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

From Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to point out). Cognate with Latin digitus (toe, finger, digit), Latin dīcō (say, indicate, point out).

NounEdit

*taihwǭ f

  1. toe

InflectionEdit

ōn-stemDeclension of *taihwǭ (ōn-stem)
singular plural
nominative *taihwǭ *taihwōniz
vocative *taihwǭ *taihwōniz
accusative *taihwōnų *taihwōnunz
genitive *taihwōniz *taihwōnǫ̂
dative *taihwōni *taihwōmaz
instrumental *taihwōnē *taihwōmiz

DescendantsEdit

  • West Germanic: *taihā
    • Old English: , tāhe (Mercian)
    • Old Frisian: tāne (originally a plural?)
    • Old Saxon: *tēha
    • Old Dutch: *tēa
      • Middle Dutch: tee
        • Dutch: teen (plural reanalysed as singular), toon (dialectal, also a plural reanalysed as singular)
    • Old High German: zēha
  • Old Norse:
    • Icelandic:
    • Faroese:
    • Norwegian Nynorsk:
    • Norwegian Bokmål:
    • Swedish:
    • Danish: