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

Probably derived from *witōdaz, past participle of *witōną.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

*witōþą n

  1. law; (literally) what is known or observed

Inflection edit

neuter a-stemDeclension of *witōþą (neuter a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *witōþą *witōþō
vocative *witōþą *witōþō
accusative *witōþą *witōþō
genitive *witōþas, *witōþis *witōþǫ̂
dative *witōþai *witōþamaz
instrumental *witōþō *witōþamiz

Descendants edit

References edit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*witōþa-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 590