Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/bermō

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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

Uncertain; possibly from Proto-Germanic *bermô, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰér-mō ~ *bʰr̥-mnés[1][2], from *bʰer- (to boil) (compare with Latin fermentum (fermentation; yeast)), or perhaps from *gʷʰér-mō ~ *gʷʰr̥-mnés[3], from *gʷʰer- (warm, hot).

NounEdit

*bermō m

  1. yeast
    Synonyms: *habbjō, *jestu

DeclensionEdit

Masculine an-stem
Singular
Nominative *bermō
Genitive *bermini
Singular Plural
Nominative *bermō *berman
Accusative *berman *berman
Genitive *bermini *bermanō
Dative *bermini *bermum
Instrumental *bermini *bermum

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1991) The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Latin (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 2), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 255
  2. ^ Boutkan, Dirk; Siebinga, Sjoerd (2005) Old Frisian Etymological Dictionary (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 1), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 60
  3. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “*krudda/ōn-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 306