Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/hą̄han

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


From Proto-Germanic *hanhaną.



  1. to hang
  2. to crucify


This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Strong class 7c
Infinitive hą̄han
1st sg. past heang
3rd pl. past heangun
Past ptcple hangan
Infinitive hą̄han
Genitive infin. hą̄hannjas
Dative infin. hą̄hannjē
Instrum. infin. hą̄hannju
Indicative Present Past
1st singular hą̄hu heang
2nd singular hą̄hiʀi heangī
3rd singular hą̄hidi heang
1st plural hą̄hum heangum
2nd plural hą̄hid heangud
3rd plural hą̄hand heangun
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular hą̄hē heangī
2nd singular hą̄hēs heangī
3rd singular hą̄hē heangī
1st plural hą̄hēm heangīm
2nd plural hą̄hēþ heangīd
3rd plural hą̄hēn heangīn
Imperative Present
Singular hą̄h
Plural hą̄hid
Present Past
Participle hą̄handī hangan



  1. ^ Ringe, Donald; Taylor, Ann (2014) The Development of Old English (A Linguistic History of English; 2), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 101: “PWGmc *hanhan”