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.

Proto-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cleave). Akin to Proto-Germanic *skaljō (shell).

Noun edit

*ščelь f

  1. fracture, crack, fissure
  2. (by extension) fragment, shard, pebble

Inflection edit

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Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: шчэ́ль (ščélʹ)
    • Russian: щель (ščelʹ)
    • Ukrainian: щіль (ščilʹ)

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “щель”, in , Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • щіль in Горох.ua (Етимологія)