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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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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan). According to the majority view, cognate with Ancient Greek ὀρφανός (orphanós, orphaned), Latin orbus (orphaned), Old Armenian որբ (orb, orphan; orphaned) and Sanskrit अर्भ (árbha, small). Per Derksen, probably also cognate with Proto-Germanic *arbaidiz.

NounEdit

*orbъ m[1]

  1. servant, slave

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*orbъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 373: “m. o ‘servant, slave’”