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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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *mḗˀrāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁-reh₂, from *meh₁- (to measure). Cognate with Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis, plan, ruse), Old English mǣþ (measure), Sanskrit माति (mā́ti), मिमाति (mímāti, to measure, to assign), मात्रा (mā́trā, measure), Latin mētior (to measure), Albanian mat, mas (to measure).


*mě̀ra f[1][2]

  1. measure


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Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “ме́ра”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “ме́ра”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 524
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1992), “*měra”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 18, Moscow: Nauka, page 178


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*mě̀ra”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 312: “f. ā (a) ‘measure’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “měra”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (PR 132; RPT 109)”