Appendix:Proto-Slavic/volstь

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This entry contains Proto-Slavic 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-Balto-Slavic *wolstis. Morphologically as if from *vold- (to rule) +‎ *-tь, from the root of one of the verbs *volsti, *voldati or *voděti all meaning "to rule".

Cognate with Lithuanian valstybė, Latvian valsts (state, realm).

NounEdit

*vȏlstь f

  1. power, authority, rule

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • *obolstь

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic: волость (volostĭ)
    • Belarusian: во́ласць (vólascʹ, county) (obsolete)
    • Russian: во́лость (vólostʹ, county) (obsolete)
    • Ukrainian: во́лость (vólostʹ, county) (obsolete)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: vlast (homeland)
    • Polish: włość (small farm)
    • Slovak: vlasť (homeland)

ReferencesEdit

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 526
Last modified on 1 November 2013, at 13:02