Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/polъ

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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-SlavicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from Proto-Balto-Slavic, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pelH- (to chop, to separate). Compare Proto-Slavic *polъka, *polica (shelf, file).

NounEdit

*pólъ m[1][2][3]

  1. side, flank
    *na *onomь *poluon [the] yonder side
  2. half
    *orzděľati *polъmato divide in two
  3. member of a pair of options → gender, sex
InflectionEdit

Secondarily:

Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*pol¹”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 412: “m. o ‘half ’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “1polъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c køn, halvdel (PR 137)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “pol”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “Pslovan. *pȍlъ”

Etymology 2Edit

Either identical with Etymology 1 or from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover, to span, to fold), *pleh₂- (to flatten).

NounEdit

*pólъ m[1][2]

  1. expanse, extent, plane
  2. (by specialization) floor
    Synonym: *podъ
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit
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DescendantsEdit
  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: поли́ pl (polí, fells, slopes (of mountain))
Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*pol²”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 412: “m. o”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “2polъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c belægning (PR 137)”