This Proto-Slavic 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.

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From Early Proto-Slavic *čeláwaiku꙼s,[1] from Proto-Balto-Slavic *kelawaikas, originally a compound meaning "child of a clan". The first part is from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (crowd, people), from *kʷel- (to turn, roll > to travel, settle, cultivate; town). Cognates include Sanskrit कुल (kula), Ancient Greek τέλος (télos), and Old English scolu. The latter part is akin to Lithuanian vaĩkas (child), Latvian vaiks (boy) and Old Prussian waiх (manservant) (i.e. waiks, with x due to German orthography), possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-.

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*čelověkъ m[2][3]

  1. man, human

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Further reading edit

  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) “Proto-Slavic/čelověkъ”, in Hrvatski etimološki rječnik [Croatian Etymology Dictionary] (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, →ISBN, page 181

References edit

  1. ^ Klotz, Emanuel (2017) Urslawisches Wörterbuch [Proto-Slavic Dictionary] (in German), 1st edition, Wien: Facultas, →ISBN
  2. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1977), “*čelověkъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 4 (*čaběniti – *děľa), Moscow: Nauka, page 48
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*čelověkъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 80:m. o ‘man’