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-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *iˀnas (one), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁iHnos (one).

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian víenas (one), Latvian viêns (one), Old Prussian ainan (one).

Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek οἴνη (oínē, one (on dice)), Latin ūnus (one) (from Old Latin oinos (one)).

Determiner edit


  1. other, another
  2. different

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Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “иной”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1981), “*jьnъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), issue 8 (*xa – *jьvьlga), Moscow: Nauka, page 232

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*jь̀nъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden; Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 212: “prn. (a) ‘other’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “inъ ina ino”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (SA 36, 199; PR 133)”