Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/němьcь

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This Proto-Slavic 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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Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *němъ (mute) +‎ *-ьcь. The word therefore meant "someone unable to speak [Slavic]"; however, some hypotheses hold this was an observation on the relative stoic personalities of some Germanic tribesmen.

NounEdit

*němьcь m

  1. foreigner, non-Slav
  2. specifically, a member of the Germanic peoples

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DescendantsEdit

  • Non-Slavic:
    • Hungarian: német
    • Ottoman Turkish: نمچه(nemçe) (see there for further descendants)
    • Romanian: neamț