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

Perhaps from Proto-Balto-Slavic *dáuṣjāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰowsyeh₂, from *dʰews- +‎ *-yeh₂. Equivalent to *duxъ (spirit) +‎ *-ja.

Compare Lithuanian daũsios f pl (air; empyrean, paradise), Gaulish dusios (phantasm).

Noun edit

*dušà f[1][2]

  1. soul
  2. spirit

Declension edit

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Descendants edit

Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1978), “*duša”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), issue 5 (*dělo – *dьržьlь), Moscow: Nauka, page 164

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*dušà”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden; Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 127: “f. jā (c) ‘soul’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “duša dušě”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c sjæl (PR 138)”