Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/farn

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

Etymonline's sources (such as Watkins) derive this word from Proto-Indo-European *pornóm (feather), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to traverse; go across). However, Kroonen instead reconstructs Proto-Indo-European *p(t)erH-,[1] a root whose morphology is subject to heated debate. See there for more.

In any case, cognate to Latvian papartis, Proto-Celtic *ɸratis, Sanskrit पर्ण (parṇa), and Proto-Slavic *paportь.

Noun edit

*farn m or n

  1. fern

Inflection edit

Masculine a-stem
Singular
Nominative *farn
Genitive *farnas
Singular Plural
Nominative *farn *farnō, *farnōs
Accusative *farn *farnā
Genitive *farnas *farnō
Dative *farnē *farnum
Instrumental *farnu *farnum
Neuter a-stem
Singular
Nominative *farn
Genitive *farnas
Singular Plural
Nominative *farn *farnu
Accusative *farn *farnu
Genitive *farnas *farnō
Dative *farnē *farnum
Instrumental *farnu *farnum

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 129-130