Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wībą

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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

Unknown. Possibly from a Proto-Indo-European root *gʰwíbʰ- (shame, pudenda); compare Tocharian B kwīpe, Tocharian A kip (vagina), and perhaps Albanian cipë (sense of shame, membrane).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*wībą n

  1. woman
    Synonym: *kwenǭ
  2. wife
    Hyponym: *frawjǭ
    Synonym: *kwēniz

InflectionEdit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *wībą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wībą *wībō
vocative *wībą *wībō
accusative *wībą *wībō
genitive *wības, *wībis *wībǫ̂
dative *wībai *wībamaz
instrumental *wībō *wībamiz

DescendantsEdit