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

From earlier *virti, borrowed from a Baltic language, compare Latvian vārds, Old Prussian wirds, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰh₁om.

Noun edit


  1. song, poem

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Estonian: virs
  • Finnish: virsi
  • Ingrian: vers
  • Karelian:
  • Livvi: virzi
  • Ludian: virž, virzi
  • Votic: virsi