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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.

Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *maināˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *moi-n-, from the root *mey- (to change). Baltic cognates include Lithuanian maĩnas (exchange), Latvian maîna, maĩņa (exchange). Other Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit मेना (ménā, concubine), Old High German mein (false, deceitful), Latin commūnis (common) (Old Latin commoinis), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (gamains, common, collective), Sanskrit मयते (máyate), मिनाति (mināti, to change), Ancient Greek μοῖνος (moînos, gratitude, reward), Latin mūnus (obligation; office; gift) (gen. mūneris), Old Irish móin, máin (jewel).

NounEdit

*měnà f[1][2]

  1. change, exchange

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*měna”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 311: “f. ā ‘change, exchange’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “měna měny”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b/c vekslen (PR 135)”