Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/brōk

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 1

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From Proto-Germanic *brōks.

Noun

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*brōk f

  1. legging, pants
    Synonym: *hosā
Inflection
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Consonant stem
Singular
Nominative *brōk
Genitive *brōki
Singular Plural
Nominative *brōk *brōki
Accusative *brōku *brōki
Genitive *brōki *brōkō
Dative *brōki *brōkum
Instrumental *brōki *brōkum
Descendants
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Etymology 2

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Unknown; possibly a vṛddhi derivative related to *brakk (briny, brackish),[1] perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *mre-g-, *mer-g-, extension of *mer- (sea, lake, wetland).[2]

Noun

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*brōk n[2]

  1. brook, stream
    Synonyms: *baki, *brunnō, *sīk, *straum
  2. marsh
    Synonyms: *fani, *sīk, *sump
Inflection
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Neuter a-stem
Singular
Nominative *brōk
Genitive *brōkas
Singular Plural
Nominative *brōk *brōku
Accusative *brōk *brōku
Genitive *brōkas *brōkō
Dative *brōkē *brōkum
Instrumental *brōku *brōkum
Descendants
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References

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  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*brōka- 2”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 78-79
  2. 2.0 2.1 Friedrich Kluge (1989) “Bruch²”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the German Language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 108:wg. *brōka-