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

From Pre-Germanic *wúlkʷos, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Changes: *wúlkʷos > *wúlpos > *wulfaz (analogically: *pénkʷe > *pémpe > *fimf). Such sound change is irregular as the expected outcome would have been **wulhwaz.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

*wulfaz m

  1. wolf

Inflection edit

masculine a-stemDeclension of *wulfaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wulfaz *wulfōz, *wulfōs
vocative *wulf *wulfōz, *wulfōs
accusative *wulfą *wulfanz
genitive *wulfas, *wulfis *wulfǫ̂
dative *wulfai *wulfamaz
instrumental *wulfō *wulfamiz

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