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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *gwaizdāˀ / *źwaizdāˀ (*gwaiźdāˀ / *źwaiźdāˀ?), from Proto-Indo-European:

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian žvaigždė̃, Samogitian žvaiždie, Latvian zvàigzne, Old Prussian Asg. swāigstan.

Indo-European cognates include Ossetian ӕвзи́ст (ævzíst) / ӕвзестӕ (ævzestæ, silver) (< Old Ossetic *zvestæ).


*gvě̄zdà f[1][2]

  1. star


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Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer, Max, “звезда”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[2] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress, 1964–1973
  • Černyx, P. Ja., “звезда”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, 1999, page 319
  • “*gvězda”, in Trubačóv, Oleg, editor, Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages]‎[3] (in Russian), volume 07, Moscow: Nauka, 1980, page 181


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*gvě̄zdà”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 195: “f. ā (b) ‘star’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas, “gvězda gvězdy”, in Common Slavic accentological word list[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander, 2001: “b (NA 91f., 141; SA 20, 156); b/c (PR 138) star”