Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bъrzъ

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words 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

Most likely an archaic u-stem adjective, continuing Proto-Indo-European *br̥ǵʰús from Proto-Indo-European *mreǵʰ- (short, brief). Cognate with Lithuanian burzdùs (swift, quick), Ancient Greek βραχύς (brakhús, short), Latin brevis (brief) and related to Proto-Indo-Iranian *mr̥ȷ́ʰúš (short), Proto-Germanic *murguz (merry, leisure).

AdjectiveEdit

*bъ̑rzъ[1][2]

  1. fast, swift

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bъ̑rzъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 70: “adj. o (c) ‘fast’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bъrzъ bъrza bъrzo”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c hurtig (PR 138)”