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


Noun edit

*kobь f

  1. fate, doom
    Synonyms: *sǫdьba, *doľa
  2. omen, divination
    Synonym: *znamenьje

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Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: кобь (kobĭ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: koba
    • Polabian: ťübə (ghost, evil creature)
  • Non-Slavic:
    • Albanian: kobë (bad time, trouble)
    • Romanian: cobie (misfortune)

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “кобь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Georgiev, Vladimir I., editor (1979), “коба”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volumes 2 (и – крепя̀), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Pubg. House, page 499
  • kabėti”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012