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Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/kansa

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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

Borrowed from early Proto-Germanic *hansā, later *hansō. Cognate with Proto-Samic *kuossē.

NounEdit

*kansa

  1. people, folk

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Finnish: kansa
  • Ingrian: kansa
  • Karelian: kansa, kanza
  • Livvi: kanzu
  • Veps: kanz
  • Samic: *kāncē

Further readingEdit

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