Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/běsъ

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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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Balto-Slavic *baiˀsás (someone frightening), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyh₂- (to fear, be afraid).

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*bě̑sъ m[1][2][3][4][5]

  1. demon, evil spirit
    Synonym: *čь̑rtъ
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  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*bě̑sъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 40:m. o (c) ‘demon’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “běsъ běsa”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:c (SA 81; PR 137; RPT 98, 102)
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “bẹ̑s”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, https://fran.si:Pslovan. *bě̑sъ
  4. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1975), “běsъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 2 (*bez – *bratrъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 88
  5. ^ Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1974), “běsъ 1”, in Słownik prasłowiański [Proto-Slavic Dictionary] (in Polish), volumes 1 (a – bьzděti), Wrocław: Ossolineum, page 244

Etymology 2

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From *běsiti (to enrage).

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*běsъ m[1][2]

  1. (West and South Slavic) rage, anger
    Synonym: *jarostь
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  1. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1975), “běsъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 2 (*bez – *bratrъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 88
  2. ^ Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1974), “běsъ 1”, in Słownik prasłowiański [Proto-Slavic Dictionary] (in Polish), volumes 1 (a – bьzděti), Wrocław: Ossolineum, page 244