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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.

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Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

NounEdit

*dušà f[1][2]

  1. soul
  2. spirit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*dušà”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, 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)”