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Appendix:Proto-Germanic *ǥuđa-

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Proto-Germanic

Etymology

Via Verner's law from earlier *ǥuþá-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰuto-.

Noun

ǥuđa-

  1. Neuter *ǥuđán "god, deity", possibly from earlier "[libation made to an] idol" or "spirit immanent in a burial mound".

Derivations

References

  • Watkins, Calvert, ed., The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.
  • Heinrich Meidinger, Vergleichendes etymologisches Wörterbuch der gothisch-teutonischen Mundarten, 1833], page 159
  • August Fick, Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp, Wörterbuch der Indogermanischen Sprachen: Dritter Teil: Wortschatz der Germanischen Spracheinheit, 1909, page 136