Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wirþijaną

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

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Etymology

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From *werþaz (worthy, valuable) +‎ *-janą or *werþą (worth, value) +‎ *-janą.

Pronunciation

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IPA(key): /ˈwir.θi.jɑ.nɑ̃/

Verb

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*wirþijaną[1][2]

  1. to value, to esteem

Inflection

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Descendants

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References

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  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*werþa-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 581:*werþjan-
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) “*werþjanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology[1], Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 458