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Appendix:Proto-Slavic/ognjь

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This Proto-Slavic 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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥gʷnis. Cognates include Lithuanian ugnis, Sanskrit अग्नि (agní), and Latin ignis.

According to Kortlandt *ognjь reflects a Balto-Slavic noun *ungnis in which the *-ngn- cluster blocked the operation of Winter's law. The sequence *un was lowered to *on before a tautosyllabic stop, with subsequent loss of the nasal as a result of dissimilation (as in *voda (water)). The expected reflex of Winter's law with a long vowel (Balto-Slavic */ū/ > Proto-Slavic */y/) is found in *vygъnjь, *vygъnja (forge).

NounEdit

*ognjь m

  1. fire

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