Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/alljan

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This Proto-West Germanic entry contains reconstructed words 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

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aljaną.

NounEdit

*alljan n[1]

  1. zeal

InflectionEdit

Neuter a-stem
Singular
Nominative *alljan
Genitive *alljanas
Singular Plural
Nominative *alljan *alljanu
Accusative *alljan *alljanu
Genitive *alljanas *alljanō
Dative *alljanē *alljanum
Instrumental *alljanu *alljanum

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: ellen
  • Old Saxon: ellian
  • Old High German: ellan
    • Middle High German: ellen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ringe, Donald; Taylor, Ann, The Development of Old English (A Linguistic History of English; 2), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, →ISBN, page 52: “PWGmc *alʲlʲan”