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

If related to Ancient Greek ἄμη (ámē, shovel, water bucket), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *yā̆m- (to dig).[1] This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun edit

*jàma f

  1. pit, hole

Declension edit

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) chapter 502, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 2, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 502

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “я́ма”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) “*àma”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 28:f. ā (a) ‘pit, hole’