Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/pitkä

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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

From a stem *pit(e)- +‎ *-kä, from Proto-Uralic *pide. Formally identical to Proto-Samoyedic *pirkä (high); other cognates include Hungarian fel, föl (up).

AdjectiveEdit

*pitkä

  1. long
  2. tall

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Estonian: pikk
  • Finnish: pitkä
  • Ingrian: pitkä
  • Karelian: pitkä
  • Livonian: pitka
  • Livvi: pitky
  • Ludian: pit'k
  • Veps: pit'k
  • Võro: pikk
  • Votic: pittšä

ReferencesEdit

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