младъ

Old Church SlavonicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

By liquid metathesis from Proto-Slavic *moldъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *maldas, from Proto-Indo-European *(h₂)moldus (soft, weak). Cognates include Old Prussian maldai (boys), Latin mollis (soft, weak), Ancient Greek βλαδύς (bladús, weak), μέλδω (méldō) (transitive)/μέλδομαι (méldomai) (intransitive) and ἀμαλδύνω (amaldúnō, to weaken, destroy). Other Germanic Indo-European cognates evolved from the meaning of soften: English smelt (transitive)/melt (intransitive), German schmelzen, probably Swedish smultron[1], Frankish *smalt (whence French émail).

AdjectiveEdit

младъ (mladŭ)

  1. young

DescendantsEdit

  • Russian: младо́й (mladój)
  • Bulgarian: млад (mlad)
  • Serbo-Croatian mlad indefinite; mladi definitive

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