This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *nā́ˀwis, from Proto-Indo-European *neh₂w-. Cognate with Latvian nāve (death), nāvēt (to kill), Lithuanian nõvis (death), Old Prussian nowis (body, flesh).[1] Indo-European cognates include Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌿𐍃 (naus, dead body, corpse), Old Irish núna (hunger) and Tocharian B naut- (to disappear; be destroyed).

Noun edit

*navь f

  1. corpse
  2. deceased

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References edit

  1. ^ Razauskas, Dainius (2011). “Ryba - mifologičeskij Proobraz lodki" [The Fish As a Mythological Prototype of the Boat]. In: Studia Mythologica Slavica 14 (October). Ljubljana, Slovenija, 296, 303.

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “навь”, in , Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1997), “*navь”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), issue 24 (*navijati (sę)/*navivati (sę) – *nerodimъ(jь)), Moscow: Nauka, →ISBN, page 49