Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/puxъ

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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.

Proto-SlavicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *pows- (to swell, to blow) or from an onomatopoeic origin.

NounEdit

*puxъ m

  1. breath, pong
  2. blister

InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: пух (puh), пуф (puf)
    • Macedonian: пуф (puf)

ReferencesEdit

  • Račeva M., Todorov T., editors (2002), “пух²”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 6, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 13

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *pewḱs- (fluff, tail). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *fuhsaz (fox), Proto-Indo-Iranian *púsćas (tail).

NounEdit

*puxъ m

  1. fluff, fur (of mammals)
  2. down (of birds)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “пух”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Račeva M., Todorov T., editors (2002), “пух¹”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 6, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 13