Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/govorъ

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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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *gawaras, from Proto-Indo-European *gowH-oro-s, from *g⁽ʷ⁾ewH- (to call, name). Cognate with Latvian gaura (chatter). Cognate with Sanskrit जोगुवे (jóguve, to call, to invoke), Ancient Greek γόος (góos, wailing, weeping).

NounEdit

*gȍvorъ m[1][2]

  1. (originally) prattle, grumble
    Synonyms: *rъpъtъ, *bъltanьje
  2. (eventually) vocalization, utterance
  3. (abstract) talk, speech
    Synonym: *rěčь
  4. (by extension) vernacular (style of talking)

Alternative formsEdit

  • *gavorъ
    • Polish: gaworzyć
  • *govora f (ā-stem)
  • *govorь f (i-stem), *govori f (ī-stem)

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*gȍvorъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 181: “m. o ‘talk’”
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “govor”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “Pslovan. *gȍvorъ”