Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/kolme

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This Proto-Finnic 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-FinnicEdit

Proto-Finnic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : *kolme
    Ordinal : *kolmanci

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *kolme. Several descendants point to an extended variant *kolmet, whose influence may have prevented the expected but unattested form **kolmi. Compare also Eastern Mari кумыт (kumyt), predicative form of кум (kum, 3).

NumeralEdit

*kolme

  1. three

InflectionEdit

This numeral needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Estonian: kolm
  • Finnish: kolme
  • Karelian: kolme
  • Livonian: kuolm (West), kolm (East)
  • Livvi: kolme
  • Veps: koume
  • Võro: kolm

From *kolmet:

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