Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bělъ

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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

From Proto-Indo-European root noun *bʰel- (white surface or stain). Cognate with Lithuanian bãlas (white), báltas (white) and Latvian bãls (pale), balts (white).

AdjectiveEdit

*bě̃lъ[1][2][3][4]

  1. white (the brightest color)
  2. bright (color close to white)
  3. clear, clean
    1. (figuratively)good, favorable, happy
    2. (figuratively)beautiful

InflectionEdit

Accent paradigm b.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Proto-Slavic · *mȃsti (layout · text)
     *bělъ
(of animals) *bronъ
     *sivъ, *śěrъ, *śědъ      *čьrnъ, *smaglъ/*smǫglъ
(of animals) *vornъ, *galъ
             *čьrvenъ, *ryďь, *ruměnъ              *rudъ, *granivъ; *smědъ,
(of animals) *gnědъ
             *žьltъ
(of animals) *solvъ; *polvъ
             *zelenъ              *zelenъ, *grěnъ             
                          *polvъ              *siňь; *modrъ
             *slivъ              *bagrъ             

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bě́lъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 40: “adj. o (b) ‘white’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bělъ -a -o”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b hvid (NA 125f.; SA 103, 108, 110; PR 136)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “bẹ́l”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “*bělъ̏”
  4. ^ Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1974), “bělъ”, in Słownik prasłowiański [Proto-Slavic Dictionary] (in Polish), volume 1 (a – bьzděti), Wrocław: National Ossoliński Institute, page 238