Dan. cwenda n. “Elf”

Dan. cwenda n. “Elf”

A noun for “Elf” developed from primitive ᴹ✶kwenedē (Ety/KWEN(ED)). It is an example of the Danian syncope, with second unstressed [e] vanishing after the identical vowel. It is also one of the Danian words for which a long final vowel developed into short final [a].

Reference ✧ Ety/KWEN(ED) ✧ “Elf”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶kwenedē > cwenda [kwenedē] > [kwendē] > [kwenda] ✧ Ety/KWEN(ED)