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Made with PIE suffix -(V)mbʰ, common in bird names, appended to root of unknown origin. Possibly related to Latin columba.


*gȍlǭbь m[1][2][3]

  1. pigeon


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Further readingEdit

  • Brückner, Aleksander (1927), “gołąb”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985, page 149


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*gȍlǫbь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 175: “m. i (c) ‘pigeon, dove’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “golǫbь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c due (PR 138)”
  3. ^ Kapović, Mate (2007), “The Development of Proto-Slavic Quantity”, in Wiener Slavistisches Jahrbuch[1], University of Vienna, page 9: “*gȍlǭbь”