Does anyone know reconstructed homophones in Proto-Germanic or where I could look them up? I am interested in clear homophones, not polysemes.
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A few examples
- ring, circle; curve. From earlier *hrengaz (compare Proto-Finnic loanword *rengas), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)krengʰ-, extended nasalized form of Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (“to turn, bend”).
- sound, ring. From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreg-, *(s)kArg-, *(s)kArk- (“to caw, crow, croak, pipe, shout”). Cognate with Lithuanian krañkti (“to caw, cough, croak”). https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hringaz
- fodder. From Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (“to protect, guard, graze, feed”). Possibly cognate with Latin pānis (“bread, food”).
- sheath. From Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (“to protect, guard, graze, feed”) + *-þrą (“tool suffix”). https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/f%C5%8Ddr%C4%85
- age, generation; lifetime. From *alaną + *-þiz.
- human being; person; man. From *alaną + *-þiz. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/aldiz
- arm. From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ermos, *h₂ŕ̥mos.
- poor, miserable; pitiful, pitiable. From Proto-Indo-European *h₁erm- (“poor, ill”). Cognate with Hittite 𒅕𒈠𒀭 (erman, “sickness”). Alternatively, from Pre-Germanic *h₃orbʰmos, with loss of -b- before -m-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃erbʰ-; compare the Norse variant aumr, as from *arbmaz with no loss of -b-, which mirrors the dissimilation of Old Norse haustr from *harbistaz. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/armaz