Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/-mę

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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

Alternative formsEdit

  • *-smę (possibly in *čismę, *pismę)

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Balto-Slavic *-men, *-min, from Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥.

Cognate with Old Prussian -men, Lithuanian -muõ.

SuffixEdit

*-mę n

  1. Deverbal, what is being/to-be/became
    *znamę (sign)*znati (to know)
    *sěmę (seed) : *sějati (to sow), *sějetь
    *vermę**versti (⇒ *verteno, *vortъ) : *vьrtěti (to turn)
    *bermę (load, burden)*bьrati (to take, *carry), *beretь,
    *plemę (tribe)**pledmę**plesti (?) (⇒ *plodъ (fruit))
    *čismę (number)**čitsmę / **čitmę*čisti (count), *čьtetь
    *pismę*pisati / *pьsati, *pišetь
  2. Denominal, secondary or alternative
    *vymę (udder)Proto-Indo-European *h₁ówHdʰr̥ n (udder)
    *ormę / *ormo
    *pasmę / *pasmo
    *polmę / *polmy m

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