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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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*wihtiz f

  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

See *wihtą for more etymological information. The form *wihtiz for wight might also have been an analogy with *wihtiz for weight.