Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/nainen

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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

Presumably from the stem of *naidak (to marry) using the suffix +‎ *-inen.

NounEdit

*nainen

  1. woman
  2. wife

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Estonian: naine
  • Finnish: nainen
  • Ingrian: nain
  • Karelian: naine
  • Livonian: nai
  • Livvi: naine
  • Veps: naine
  • Võro: naanõ
  • Votic: nain