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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.

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Proto-FinnicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *orpa, likely borrowed from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hárbʰas, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos. Cognates include Proto-Samic *oarpēs, Hungarian árva.

NounEdit

*orpoi

  1. orphan

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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