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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/odolěnъ

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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.

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Proto-SlavicEdit

 
*odolěnъ

EtymologyEdit

From *odolěti (to defeat, to discomfit) +‎ *-nъ, so called because of its use to vanquish diseases. One can see its motivation in Latin valeriana understood as from valēre (to be strong (sc. against an ailment)). Roger Bernard even reports a Slavo-Latinate hybridism Odeljanus.

NounEdit

*odolěnъ m

  1. valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Proto-Slavic/odolěnъ” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Bernard, Roger (1951), “Étymologies bulgares”, in Revue des Études Slaves[1] (in French), volume 21, page 31–32