Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/felt

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

Derived from Proto-Germanic *fellą (skin, hide).[1]

An alternative theory derives the word from Proto-Indo-European *peld- (something beaten or compressed; felt), from *pel- (to beat; push; move; drive). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun edit

*felt n

  1. felt

Inflection edit

Neuter a-stem
Singular
Nominative *felt
Genitive *feltas
Singular Plural
Nominative *felt *feltu
Accusative *felt *feltu
Genitive *feltas *feltō
Dative *feltē *feltum
Instrumental *feltu *feltum

Descendants edit

  • Old English: felt
    • Middle English: felt, felte, feltte, feelte
      • English: felt
      • Scots: felt
  • Old Frisian: *filt
    • Saterland Frisian: Filt
    • West Frisian: filt
  • Old Saxon: filt
    • Middle Low German: vilt
      • German Low German: Filt
      • Plautdietsch: Filt
      • Danish: filt
      • Norwegian Bokmål: filt
      • Norwegian Nynorsk: filt
      • Swedish: filt (blanket)
  • Old Dutch: *filt
  • Old High German: filz
    • Middle High German: vilz
  • Latin: filtrum (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) “*fellan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology[1], Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 97