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.

Proto-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

Derived from Proto-Indo-European *pin- (piece of wood) or *spey- (spike, pointed piece of wood).

Possible cognates: Sanskrit पिनाक n (pínākam, staff, stick, bow), Ancient Greek πίναξ m (pínax, wooden board, writing slate, painting), Old High German witu-fîna f (pile of wood), Middle Low German vîne (pile of wood).

Noun edit

*pь̏ňь m[1]

  1. trunk (part of a tree)

Inflection edit

See also edit

Descendants edit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: пьнь (pĭnĭ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*pь̑nь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden; Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 427: “m. jo (c) ‘trunk’”

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “пень”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Boryś, Wiesław (2005), “pień”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego (in Polish), Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, →ISBN, page 429
  • Snoj, Marko (2016), “pȃnj”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition,