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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/čarъ

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This Proto-Slavic 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.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ker-, *kēr-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- (to do, make, build). (Sanskrit करोति (karóti), Lithuanian kùrti).

Slavic forms with *čar- presuppose a nominal lengthened-grade derivation, i.e. Proto-Balto-Slavic *kēr- (Lithuanian kẽras (charm, magic)). Serbo-Croatian feminine i-stem is probably an archaism - lengthened grade is expected in PIE root nouns which yield Balto-Slavic i-stems. PIE root probably already had magical connotations, i.e. denoting remote action by magical means (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).

NounEdit

*čȃrъ m

  1. magic, sorcery

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