Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/bōn

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

From Proto-Germanic *bōnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂-nó-s, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to shine). Cognate with Proto-Celtic *bānos (white).[1]

Adjective edit


  1. pretty, shining

Declension edit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Old Dutch: *bōn
    • >? Middle Dutch: boen (alternatively borrowed from Old French bon (good)[2])

References edit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*bōnjan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matthias de Vries, Lambert Allard te Winkel (1864) “boen”, in Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal, published 2001