Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/karō

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This Proto-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-Germanic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Pre-Germanic *ǵh̥₂reh₂ or *ǵeh₂réh₂, *ǵoh₂réh₂ with pretonic shortening, according to Kroonen[1]; from Proto-Indo-European *ǵeh₂r- (voice, exclamation). Cognate with Latin garriō (to prate, chatter), Ancient Greek γῆρυς (gêrus, voice, call, sound).

Noun[edit]

*karō f

  1. complaint, lament, grievance, moan
  2. worry, sorrow
  3. care, concern
Inflection[edit]
ō-stemDeclension of *karō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *karō *karôz
vocative *karō *karôz
accusative *karǭ *karōz
genitive *karōz *karǫ̂
dative *karōi *karōmaz
instrumental *karō *karōmiz
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to scrape).

Noun[edit]

*karō f

  1. shavings, scrapings, litter
Declension[edit]
ō-stemDeclension of *karō (ō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *karō *karôz
vocative *karō *karôz
accusative *karǭ *karōz
genitive *karōz *karǫ̂
dative *karōi *karōmaz
instrumental *karō *karōmiz
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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