Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wihtiz

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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

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *wekti- (object, thing). Cognate with Proto-Slavic *veťь.

NounEdit

*wihtiz f[1][2]

  1. essence, being
  2. thing, creature
InflectionEdit
i-stemDeclension of *wihtiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wihtiz *wihtīz
vocative *wihti *wihtīz
accusative *wihtį *wihtinz
genitive *wihtīz *wihtijǫ̂
dative *wihtī *wihtimaz
instrumental *wihtī *wihtimiz
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From *weganą (to weight) +‎ *-þiz.

NounEdit

*wihtiz f[3][4]

  1. weight
InflectionEdit
i-stemDeclension of *wihtiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wihtiz *wihtīz
vocative *wihti *wihtīz
accusative *wihtį *wihtinz
genitive *wihtīz *wihtijǫ̂
dative *wihtī *wihtimaz
instrumental *wihtī *wihtimiz
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*wehti-1”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 578
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003), “*wextiz”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 452
  3. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*wehti-2”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 578
  4. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003), “*wextiz”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 453