Appendix:Proto-Slavic/světъ

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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-Balto-Slavic *śwoit-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwoytos / *ḱweytos ‎(bright; shine), from *ḱwey-.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian šviẽsti ‎(to shine).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit श्वेत ‎(śveta, white, bright), Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬀𐬉𐬙𐬀 ‎(spaēta, white), Proto-Germanic *hwītaz ‎(white), Sanskrit श्वित्र ‎(śvitra, white), Old Persian [script needed] ‎(spiɵra, white).

NounEdit

*svě̑tъ m

  1. light
  2. world

InflectionEdit

Accent paradigm c.

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 476
  • свет in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • свет” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 2, page 145
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