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.

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Etymology edit

Possibly from *galъ (barren) +‎ *-ǫzь (cf. dial. Russian га́лый (gályj, arid, desolate)), from Proto-Indo-European *gelH-. Akin to Old Armenian կողր (kołr).

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*galǫzь f

  1. branch, twig
    Synonym: *větvь

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Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “галу́за”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1979), “*galǫza / *galǫzъ / *galǫzь”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 6 (*e – *golva), Moscow: Nauka, page 95