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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

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *lik- / *loik-?, from Proto-Indo-European *l(o)yk-o-.

Baltic cognates include Old Prussian laygnan (cheek).

Indo-European cognates include Old Irish lecca (jaw, cheek).

NounEdit

*līcè n[1][2]

  1. cheek
  2. face

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*līcè”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 278: “n. jo (b) ‘cheek, face’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “?lice”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b ansigt, person (PR 135; MP 24)”