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.

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to wish, seek, desire, love, win). Cognate with Latin Venus (love, beauty, grace, charm).

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*winiz m

  1. loved one, friend
    Synonym: *frijōndz
    Antonym: *fijandz

Inflection edit

i-stemDeclension of *winiz (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *winiz *winīz
vocative *wini *winīz
accusative *winį *wininz
genitive *winīz *winjǫ̂
dative *winī *winimaz
instrumental *winī *winimiz

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