Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/knōsl

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

From Proto-Germanic *knōslą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵnoh₁-slo-m, from *ǵneh₁-, *ǵenh₁- (to beget; to give birth) +‎ *-slom (instrumental suffix).[1]

Noun edit

*knōsl m

  1. race, descent

Inflection edit

Masculine a-stem
Nominative *knōsl
Genitive *knōslas
Singular Plural
Nominative *knōsl *knōslō, *knōslōs
Accusative *knōsl *knōslā
Genitive *knōslas *knōslō
Dative *knōslē *knōslum
Instrumental *knōslu *knōslum

Descendants edit

  • Old English: cnōsl
  • Old Saxon: knōsal
  • Old High German: knuosal

References edit

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