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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/melzti

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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 *melźtei, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

This Indo-European root also gave rise to the Germanic form *meluks (milk), which was possibly later borrowed into Slavic as *melko (milk). Other Indo-European cognates of the same root include Latin mulgeō, Ancient Greek ἀμέλγω (amélgō), Lithuanian mélžti / mìlžti, 3sg. mélžia, Welsh blith, Tocharian A malke.

VerbEdit

*melzti impf[1][2]

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to milk

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*melzti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 307: “v. ‘milk’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “melzti: mьlzǫ mьlzetь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (SA 208, 255)”