Reconstruction:Proto-West Germanic/pinnā

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.

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Etymology edit

Uncertain; often cited as being borrowed from Medieval Latin pinna,[1][2][3][4] however the attestation of the meaning of peg, pin, bolt is late. Alternatively, an alteration of *finnā (fin), itself cognate with Latin pinna, both ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peyh₂-.[5]

Noun edit

*pinnā f

  1. peg, pin, bolt

Inflection edit

Nominative *pinnā
Genitive *pinnōn
Singular Plural
Nominative *pinnā *pinnōn
Accusative *pinnōn *pinnōn
Genitive *pinnōn *pinnōnō
Dative *pinnōn *pinnōm, *pinnum
Instrumental *pinnōn *pinnōm, *pinnum

Alternative reconstructions edit

  • *pinnu m

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1989), “Pinne”, 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 547
  2. ^ Holthausen, Ferdinand (1954), “pinn”, in Altsächsisches Wörterbuch (in German), Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, page 58: “lat. pinna”
  3. ^ de Vries, Jan (1971), “pen 2, pin”, in Nederlands etymologisch woordenboek [Dutch etymological dictionary] (in Dutch), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN
  4. ^ Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), “pinn”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. ^ Lloyd, Albert L.; Lühr, Rosemarie (2017), “pfin”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen (in German), volume VI: mâda - pûzza, Göttingen/Zürich: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, →ISBN, page 1425