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

Formed as *dati (to give) +‎ *-nь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *dṓˀnis, itself from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃-ni-s, the action noun of *deh₃- (to give). Cognate with Lithuanian duõnis (gift), Latin donum, Sanskrit दान (dā́na).

Noun edit

*dȃnь f[1][2]

  1. tribute, tax

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: дань (danĭ)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic:
      Old Cyrillic script: дань (danĭ)
      Glagolitic script: ⰴⰰⱀⱐ (danĭ)
    • Bulgarian: дан (dan) (poetic, obsolescent)
    • Slovene: dán
  • West Slavic:
From *danьkъ

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*dȃnь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 95:f. i (c) ‘tribute, tax’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “danь”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:f. c afgift (PR 138)