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 an earlier žěliti, an intensive variant of Proto-Slavic *želěti. Formed as *žalь (grief, sorrow) +‎ *-iti, continuing pre-Slavic *gʷēlH- +‎ *-yéti.

Verb edit

*žaliti impf (perfective *žalovati)[1]

  1. to grieve, to feel sorrow
  2. to pity

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Further reading edit

  • Georgiev, Vladimir I., editor (1971), “жал”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volumes 1 (А – З), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 522

References edit

  1. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “žȁl”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition,