Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/valta

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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

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Proto-Germanic *waldą.

NounEdit

*valta

  1. might, power, authority
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Estonian: vald
  • Finnish: valta
  • Ingrian: valta
  • Karelian: valta, valda
  • Livonian: vālda
  • Livvi: valdu
  • Ludian: vald
  • Veps: vald, vaud
  • Votic: valta

Etymology 2Edit

A variant of *vaaleda or *valkeda, akin to Erzya валдо (valdo), Moksha валда (valda).

AdjectiveEdit

*valta

  1. white
SynonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vald 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