Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/Krēkō

This Proto-West 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-West Germanic edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin Graecus (Greek). Parallel borrowing with Gothic 𐌺𐍂𐌴𐌺𐍃 (krēks, Greek) with the same treatment of the initial consonant.

Proper noun edit

*Krēkō m pl[1]

  1. the Greeks

Inflection edit

Masculine a-stem
Singular
Nominative
Genitive
Singular Plural
Nominative *Krēkō, *Krēkōs
Accusative *Krēkā
Genitive *Krēkō
Dative *Krēkum
Instrumental *Krēkum

Reconstruction notes edit

Modern forms with initial g- are probably alterations after Latin Graecus. In High German they appear late, but in Dutch and Low German they are usual from the beginning.

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Ringe, Donald, Taylor, Ann (2014) The Development of Old English (A Linguistic History of English; 2), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 135:PWGmc *Krēkō (masc. a-stem pl.)