Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bъrkъ

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

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Probably from a 0-grade of Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH- (to bore, to drill) + *-kъ (u-stem). Possibly related to Proto-Germanic *burstiz (bristle), *bruskaz (brush) and less likely to Latin furca (fork) (usually viewed as a Germanic loanword).

Noun

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*bъ̑rkъ m[1]

  1. whisker, barbel (in South Slavic)
  2. quill of a feather (in West, East Slavic)

Declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: боркъ (borkŭ) (Old Ukrainian)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “боркать”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1976), “*bъrkъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 3 (*bratrьcь – *cьrky), Moscow: Nauka, page 128
  • Georgiev, Vladimir I., editor (1971), “бърк, мн. бърке”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1 (А – З), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 102

References

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  1. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “brk”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, https://fran.si:*bъ̑rkъ