Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bъrkъ

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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

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).

NounEdit

*bъ̑rkъ m[1]

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “brk”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “*bъ̑rkъ”