Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/želbъ

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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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Has been compared with Ancient Greek δολφóς (dolphós, gut), δελφῡ́ς (delphū́s, womb), Sanskrit गर्भ (garbha, fetus, womb) from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelbʰ-, however, (per Vasmer) semantically unsatisfactory. Alternatively, akin to Ancient Greek γλάφω (gláphō, to dig, to hollow), Proto-Germanic *kulbô (club), possibly Proto-Celtic *gulbā (beak) from Proto-Indo-European *gelH- (to flay, to scrape).

NounEdit

*žȇlbъ m[1][2]

  1. groove, furrow, manger
  2. socket
  3. (by extension) steep gorge

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “želbъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “d rende (PR 137; RPT 105)”
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “žlȇb”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “Pslovan. *žȇlbъ”