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

Diminutive of Proto-Balto-Slavic *parśas, from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos. Note the suffix *-ę for forming names of young animals.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian paršas, Old Prussian prastian.

Indo-European cognates include Latin porcus, Ancient Greek πόρκος (pórkos), Proto-Germanic *farhaz, Northern Kurdish purs, Khotanese рāsi (from *раrsа-), Middle Irish orc.

Noun edit

*pȏrsę n[1]

  1. piglet

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “поросенок”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Melnychuk, O. S., editor (1982–2012), “порося́”, in Етимологічний словник української мови [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kyiv: Naukova Dumka

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*pȍrsę”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 414:n. nt (c) ‘piglet’