Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/sakna

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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

A borrowing from early Proto-Germanic *stakna- (later *stakkaz, compare e.g. English stack).

NounEdit

*sakna

  1. sauna

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Estonian: saun
  • Finnish: sauna
    • Numerous loanwords in non-Finnic languages
  • Karelian: soakna
  • Livonian: sōna
  • Votic: sauna
  • Võro: sann

ReferencesEdit

  • saun 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
  • Kallio, Petri. 2008. "The Etymology of Finnish sauna". In Kees Dekker, Alasdair MacDonald & Hermann Niebaum (eds.), Northern Voices: Essays on Old Germanic and Related Topics Offered to Professor Tette Hofstra, pp. 313–319.