Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/äijä

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This Proto-Finnic 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-FinnicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Permic *äjjä. Cognate with Proto-Samic *ājjē.

NounEdit

*äijä

  1. old man

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Estonian: äi
  • Finnish: äijä
  • Ingrian: äijä
  • Karelian: äijä
  • Livvi: äijy
  • Ludian: äij
  • Veps: äi
  • Võro: äi
  • Votic: äd́d́ä

Further readingEdit

  • äi in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN