This Proto-Samic 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-Samic edit

Noun edit


  1. blueberry

Inflection edit

Nominative *sërē
Genitive *sër̯ēn
Singular Plural
Nominative *sërē *sër̯ēk
Accusative *sër̯ēm *sër̯ijtē
Partitive *sërētē
Genitive *sër̯ēn *sër̯ij
Essive *sërēnē *sër̯ijnē
Inessive *sër̯ēsnē
Elative *sër̯ēstē *sër̯ijstē
Illative *sërās̯ën
Comitative *sër̯ijnē
Abessive *sër̯ēptāk̯ëk

Descendants edit

  • Western Samic:
    • Southern Sami: sirrie
    • Ume Sami: sirˈrie
    • Pite Sami: sarre
    • Lule Sami: sarre
    • Northern Sami: sarri
  • Eastern Samic:

Further reading edit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland