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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/watōr

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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 *wédōr, collective of *wódr̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*watōr n

  1. water

InflectionEdit

The original heteroclitic alternation of r/n was preserved. The plural forms preserve the zero-grade forms of the suffix, and are like those of a neuter a-stem noun.


DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ringe, Don (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press, page 197