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Gnomish

gant

adjective. larger, greater, more, (lit.) increased

Derivations

  • ᴱ√YṆTṆ “*(en)large, increase” ✧ GL/37

Cognates

Element in

  • G. ganthan “waxen, grown big, grown up, adult, [originally?] large” ✧ GL/37
  • G. -iont(ha) “*superlative” ✧ GL/37

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√yṇt > gant[jṇ̄ta] > [janta] > [ganta] > [gant] > [ganθ] > [gant]✧ GL/37