Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/ahu

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 GermanicEdit


From Proto-Germanic *ahwō.


*ahu f[1]

  1. river
    Synonym: *fleutō


Nominative *ahu
Genitive *ahwā
Singular Plural
Nominative *ahu *ahwō
Accusative *ahwā *ahwā
Genitive *ahwā *ahwō
Dative *ahwē *ahwōm, *ahum
Instrumental *ahu *ahwōm, *ahum


  • Old English: ēa, ǣ
    • Middle English: æ, e, ea, ee, eo
      • English: ea, Eau, eau, yeo
    • edēa (ed-)
  • Old Frisian: ā, ē
    • North Frisian: ia
    • Saterland Frisian: Äi
    • West Frisian: ie
  • Old Saxon: aha
  • Old Dutch: ā
    • Middle Dutch: â
  • Old High German: aha
    • German: Ach, Ache (obsolete or dialectal, chiefly in toponyms)


  1. ^ Ringe, Donald; Taylor, Ann (2014) The Development of Old English (A Linguistic History of English; 2), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 177: “PWGmc *ahu”