Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/brězgъ

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 1

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Probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHg- (to rot, to stink) + *-zgъ. Possibly akin to Norwegian brisk (bitter), English brisk (fizzy).

Parallel to this term, there are also Proto-Slavic *brěčь (resin, pitch), Proto-Slavic *briskъ (drop, shred, slice), Proto-Slavic *břuxъ (blister). It is safe to assume all of these terms ultimately represent various resultant extensions of Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to process, to carry out).

Noun

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*brězgъ m

  1. tar taste
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Descendants
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  • East Slavic:
    • Ukrainian: бреск (bresk, bitterness) (dialectal)
  • West Slavic:
Further reading
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  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1976), “*brězgъ I”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 3 (*bratrьcь – *cьrky), Moscow: Nauka, page 18

Etymology 2

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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *brēˀsgas, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁ǵ- (to brighten) + *-zgъ. Cognate with Lithuanian brė́kšta (dawn).

Parallel to Proto-Slavic *brěskъ (bloom, shine).

Noun

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*brězgъ m[1]

  1. dawn, daybreak
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Descendants
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Further reading
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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “брезг”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1976), “*brězgъ II”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 3 (*bratrьcь – *cьrky), Moscow: Nauka, page 19

References

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  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*brězgъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 61