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.



From a Germanic language, likely Gothic 𐌳𐌿𐌻𐌲𐍃 (dulgs), from Proto-Germanic *dulgaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰl̥gʰ- (debt).


*dъ̑lgъ m[1][2]

  1. debt


Though it is traditionally reconstructed as a hard o-stem, Pronk-Tiethoff suggests that *dъlgъ was probably a u-stem instead: “the word is syllabic and has the root structure CъRC-, it shows u-stem endings in Old Church Slavic[3], as well as, e.g., the ‘second locative’ v dolgú in Russian, and the adjective formation R dolgovój. It has accentuation of the type Stang identifies with the Proto-Slavic u-stems.”

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Further readingEdit


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*dъ̑lgъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 129: “m. o (c) ‘debt’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “dъlgъ dъlga”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (SA 81, 187; PR 137; MP 16)”
  3. ^ Diels 1932: 154