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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/měniti

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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

Etymology 1Edit

From *měna (change, exchange) +‎ *-iti.

VerbEdit

*měniti ?

  1. to change, to exchange
InflectionEdit

Accent paradigm c.

Related termsEdit
  • *měna (change, exchange)
DescendantsEdit
  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: měniti (to change, to exchange)
      • Czech: měnit (to change, to exchange)
    • Old Polish: mienić (to change, to exchange, to differ)
    • Slovak: meniť sa (to change, to exchange)
    • Slovincian: mjìe̯nĭc (to change)
    • Sorbian:

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Proto-Germanic *mainijaną (to mean, to think) (whence German meinen (to mean), English mean, etc.), Old Irish mían (wish, desire). Apparently from Proto-Indo-European *meyn-. Per Derksen, quoting Kluge-Seebold,[1] possibly related to *měniti (to change), with an original meaning "to consequentively present one's meaning".

VerbEdit

*měniti ?

  1. to think
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: mieniti (to turn one's thoughts to)
    • Czech: mínit (to think, to intend, to suppose)
      • Polish: mienić (to think, to suppose)
    • Slovak: mieniť (to intend, to plan)
    • Slovincian: mjìe̯nĭc (to change)
    • Sorbian:
      • Upper Sorbian: měnić (to think, to believe, to consider)
      • Lower Sorbian: mjěniś, měniś (to think)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1995), Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 23rd edition, ISBN 3-11-012922-1, page 551.