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

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ-. It is uncertain whether the original meaning was:

Adjective edit


  1. near, proximate

Inflection edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1975), “*blizъ(jь)”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 2 (*bez – *bratrъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 121
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “близ”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*blizъ I; *blizъkъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 45:adj. o ‘near, close’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “blizъ -a -o”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:b (SA 105f., 188); a/b (PR 133)