Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/židъ

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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

Likely through some Balkan Romance dialect, from Old Italian giudeo, from Latin iūdaeus.

The secondary meaning giant/mythical person is likely derived from the meaning Jew based on the Biblical tradition that Jews were the "chosen people" by God. Vasmer, nonetheless, presumes a native origin (see dial. Russian жиди (židi)).

NounEdit

*židъ m[1]

  1. Jew
  2. giant, mythical person
    (by generalization) mythical creature

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “židъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (PR 131); b (RPT 97)”