Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/drebъxa

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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-SlavicEdit

Alternative reconstructionsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Isolated Balkan Slavic isogloss. According to BER, formed as *drebъ (residue of linen, wool) +‎ *-ха, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrebʰ- (to fracture). A similar formation is observed in Proto-Slavic *rǫbaxa (shirt) from Proto-Slavic *rǫbъ (edge). Cognate with Lithuanian drabùžis (clothes, clothing)[1]. Possibly related to West Slavic *drabъ (clothing).

Alternatively, from Proto-Slavic *derti (to tear), cognate with Ancient Greek δέρρις (dérrhis, skin). The later etymology is challenged by Georgiev, since it should have given **дряха (**drjaha) in East Bulgarian.

No relation to English dress.

NounEdit

*drebъxa f

  1. clothing, mantle
    (by extension) dress

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: дре́ха (dréha)
    • Macedonian: дреа (drea) (*-x- silent between vowels)

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “drabužis”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 135