Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/děva

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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

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle), whence also Latin femina, Hittite 𒋼𒂊𒋫𒀭 (te-e-ta-an), Sanskrit धयति (dháyati), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌳𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (daddjan, suckle) and Old Armenian դիեմ (diem).

Original meaning was thus "one that can suckle, nurse". Compare *dojiti (to give milk, nurse, breastfeed).

NounEdit

*dě̀va f[1][2]

  1. maiden, girl

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*dě̀va”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 105: “f. ā (a) ‘maiden, girl’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “děva”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (PR 132; RPT 110)”