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 edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Balto-Slavic *búrˀtis, *búrˀtas, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH- (to bore, to drill) + *-tь. Cognate with Latvian burts (letter, mark), Lithuanian bùrtas (lot), bùrtis (sign). Further related to Latin forāmen (opening).

Noun edit

*bъrtь f[1]

  1. carving, delving (in a tree)
  2. hive of wild bees

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Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: бърть (bŭrtĭ), борть (bortĭ)
  • South Slavic:
    • Slovene: brt (possibly via Czech)
  • West Slavic:

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “борть”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1976), “*bъrtь/*bъrtъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 3 (*bratrьcь – *cьrky), Moscow: Nauka, page 132

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*bъrtь; *bъrtъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 69:f. i; m. o ‘hive of wild bees’