Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/dětь

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-Balto-Slavic *dēˀtis, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, suck).

Noun edit

*dětь f[1]

  1. child

Declension edit

Usage notes edit

May have occurred only in the plural in Proto-Slavic (see *děti), with *dětę serving as the singular.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • South Slavic:
    • Serbo-Croatian: дѣть
  • West Slavic:

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “дитя”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993) “дети”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), 3rd edition, volume 1 (а – пантомима), Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 246
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1978), “*dětę”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 5 (*dělo – *dьržьlь), Moscow: Nauka, page 12

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*děti II”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 104:Npl. f. ‘children’