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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/koňь

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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.

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Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

There are a few theories about its origin:

All the major domesticated animals were horned cattle, hence the semantic contrast between, e.g., the hornless sheep of Old Prussian and the "hornless" horses of Old Prussian and Common Slavic eventually arose.

NounEdit

*kòňь m[1][2]

  1. horse
    Synonym: *komoňь

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*kòņь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 231: “m. jo (b) ‘horse’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “konjь konja”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b (SA 69, 147, 177; PR 134; MP 19)”