This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Germanic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

*wegaz m

  1. way
  2. path

Inflection edit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *wegaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wegaz *wegōz, *wegōs
vocative *weg *wegōz, *wegōs
accusative *wegą *weganz
genitive *wegas, *wigis *wegǫ̂
dative *wigai *wegamaz
instrumental *wegō *wegamiz

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Proto-West Germanic: *weg
    • Old English: weġ
    • Old Frisian: wei
      • North Frisian: wey
      • Saterland Frisian: Wai
      • West Frisian: wei
    • Old Saxon: weg
      • Middle Low German: wech
        • Dutch Low Saxon: weg
        • German Low German: Weg
        • Plautdietsch: Wajch
    • Old Dutch: weg
    • Old High German: weg, wec
      • Middle High German: wec
  • Old Norse: vegr
    • Icelandic: vegur m
    • Faroese: vegur m
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: veg m
      • Norwegian Bokmål: veg m
    • Old Swedish: vægher
    • Danish: vej c
      • Norwegian Bokmål: vei m
  • Gothic: 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃 (wigs)