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.



Related to *màzati (to oil, to anoint, to smear). Generally reconstructed as *màz-slo, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *mōˀź-sla.


*màslo n[1][2]

  1. oil
  2. butter


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Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer, Max, “масло”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[2] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress, 1964–1973
  • Černyx, P. Ja., “ма́сло”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, 1999, page 513
  • “*maslo”, in Trubačóv, Oleg, editor, Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages]‎[3] (in Russian), volume 17, Moscow: Nauka, 1990, page 230


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*màslo”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 302: “n. o (a) ‘oil, butter’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas, “maslo masla”, in Common Slavic accentological word list[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander, 2001: “a (SA 137, 177; PR 132)”