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Reconstruction:Proto-Samic/sëvsëm

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This Proto-Samic 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-SamicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin unknown, related to Proto-Finnic *heühen (feather). The word is a likely candidate for a substrate loanword. Possibly from a Pre-Finno-Samic *šewšim.

NounEdit

*sëvsëm

  1. hair

DescendantsEdit

  • Eastern Samic:
    • Inari Sami: soovsâ
    • Skolt Sami: sõõus
    • Kildin Sami: [Term?]
    • Ter Sami: sâgs

Further readingEdit

  • 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