Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/albi

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

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *albiz.

Noun

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*albi m[1]

  1. elf, fairy

Inflection

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i-stem
Singular
Nominative *albi
Genitive *albī
Singular Plural
Nominative *albi *albī
Accusative *albi *albī
Genitive *albī *albijō
Dative *albī *albim, *albijum
Instrumental *albī *albim, *albijum

Descendants

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  • Old English: ielf, ælf
    • Middle English: elf, elfe, helfe
      • English: elf (see there for further descendants)
      • Scots: elf
      • Yola: elf
  • Old Frisian: *alf, *elf
  • Old Saxon: alf
    • Middle Low German: alf
  • Old Dutch: *alf
  • Old High German: alb, alp

References

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  1. ^ Ringe, Donald, Taylor, Ann (2014) The Development of Old English (A Linguistic History of English; 2), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 231:PWGmc *albi