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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/waskaną

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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 earlier *watskaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wed- (wet, water).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

*waskaną

  1. to wash

InflectionEdit

The second-person singular past indicative form derives from the pre-Grimm form *wewaskt, which should have either been retained (since *sk was not shifted elsewhere) or become *wewasht after Grimm's law (through the Germanic spirant law). However, this cluster was likely simplified at some stage as neither the clusters -sh- nor -kt- occurred anywhere else in Germanic.

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