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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

In some fashion from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂ls (compare e.g. Latvian sāls, Tocharian A sāle), though the exact route of derivation is not known. The long vowel indicates borrowing independently from the words in more eastern Uralic languages, such as Erzya сал (sal), Komi-Zyrian сол (sol). Earlier accounts have suggested a common proto-form *salɜ and irregular vowel lengthening in Finnic.[1]

NounEdit

*soola

  1. salt

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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
  • ^ Rédei, Károly (1986–88) Uralisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Uralic Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó