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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/turbz

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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 Proto-Indo-European *derbʰ- (tuft, grass) Don Ringe argues that the lack of a-mutation in Old High German shows that zurba must have originally been a consonant stem.[1] In many of the descendants, the noun was thematized early on enough to cause a-mutation in the descendant forms.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*turbz m or f

  1. turf, peat [2]

InflectionEdit

consonant stemDeclension of *turbz (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *turbz *turbiz
vocative *turb *turbiz
accusative *turbų *turbunz
genitive *turbiz *turbǫ̂
dative *turbi *turbumaz
instrumental *turbē *turbumiz

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ringe, Don; Ann Taylor (2014) The Development of Old English: a Linguistic History of English[1], Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 28
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill