Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/kuu

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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

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Uralic *kuŋe.

NounEdit

*kuu

  1. moon
  2. month
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Estonian: kuu
  • Finnish: kuu
  • Ingrian: kuu
  • Karelian: kuu
  • Livonian:
  • Veps: ku
  • Võro: kuu
  • Votic: kuu

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *kuje, though loss of *-j- is irregular. Cognates include Hungarian háj.

NounEdit

*kuu

  1. fat, tallow
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Finnish: (dialectal) kuu
  • Karelian: kuu

ReferencesEdit

  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN