Reconstruction:Proto-Balto-Slavic/tuskjas

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This Proto-Balto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Balto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *tus-sḱ-yós (empty), from *tews- (to be empty). Cognate with Proto-Indo-Iranian *tušćyás (whence Vedic Sanskrit तुच्छ्य (tucchyá), Persian تهی‎(tohi)).

AdjectiveEdit

*tuskjas[1][2]

  1. empty

InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Latvian: tukšs
  • Lithuanian: tùščias
  • Proto-Slavic: *tъščь (see there for further descendants)
  • Proto-Finnic: *tühjä (see there for further descendants)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*tъ̀ščь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 502: “*tusk(t)ios”
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “tuščias”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 475: “*tuṣktios”