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 *klḗˀtis. Cognate with Latvian klẽts, Lithuanian klė́tis, Old Prussian clenan.

Noun edit

*klě̑tь f[1][2]

  1. the commonality in all the descendants, including some derived terms (closet, hut, cabin, cage, granary, cellar, barn), is that of a 'closed space'

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Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1983), “*kletь/*kletъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 10 (*klepačь – *konь), Moscow: Nauka, page 25
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “клеть”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*klětь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 224:f. i
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “klětь”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:f. c forrådskammer, bur (PR 138)