Proto-Germanic

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Pro·to-Ger·man·ic

 (prō′tō-jûr-măn′ĭk)
n.
The reconstructed prehistoric ancestor of the Germanic languages.

Proto-Germanic

n
(Languages) the prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Germanic languages

Pro•to-Ger•man•ic

(ˌproʊ toʊ dʒərˈmæn ɪk)

n.
the unattested prehistoric parent language of the Germanic languages.
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Wiik proposes that the cause of the consonant shifts in Proto-Germanic described by Grimm's Law and Verner's Law was incomplete learning of Proto Germanic by shifting Finno-Ugric speakers (Wiik 1997a; 2002).