Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/agnędъ

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

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*agnędi (sense 1)

Etymology

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Probably from *àgnę (lamb) but the construction of the word is unclear. Machek suggested that it was originally a collective word. Compare *govę̀do (bull; cattle).

For meaning shift compare Polish bazia (lamb; catkin), Belarusian багня́ (bahnjá, lamb; catkin), Slovak bahniatka (catkins) : bahniatko (lamb).

May be related with Ancient Greek ἄγνος (ágnos, chaste tree).

Noun

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*agnędъ m[1][2]

  1. (botany) catkin, ament
  2. poplar (any tree of the genus Populus)

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References

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  1. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1974), “*agnędъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 1 (*a – *besědьlivъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 55
  2. ^ Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1974), “agnędъ”, in Słownik prasłowiański [Proto-Slavic Dictionary] (in Polish), volumes 1 (a – bьzděti), Wrocław: Ossolineum, page 151