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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/dumati

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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

A loan from a Germanic language, along with *duma. The exact donor language cannot be ascertained.

VerbEdit

*dumati impf

  1. to think

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Polish: dumać (to muse, to ponder)

Non-Slavic:

  • Latvian: duõmât (to think, to suppose)

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “думать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff (2013), The Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic, 82.