This Proto-Finnic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Finnic edit

Etymology edit

Probably from earlier *varta- (whence also Proto-Samic *vuortētēk) +‎ *-odak, the root being borrowed from Proto-Germanic *wardāną.

Verb edit

*vartodak (stem *varto-)

  1. to wait

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Finnish: vartoa, varrota (dialectal)

Further reading edit

  • Itkonen, Erkki, Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000), “varrota”, in Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[1] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN