Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/sьrstь

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

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Etymology

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From *sьrxъ (rustle, rough surface) +‎ *-tь, continuing *ḱers- ("to pop out"), probably an s-extension of Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (to grow, to plait). Almost cognate with (dated) Lithuanian šértis (moulting, changing of fur) and akin to Lithuanian šerys (bristle), Proto-Germanic *hērą (hair). Further related to Old Armenian սար (sar, hilltop, mountain), Middle Persian 𐭫𐭥𐭩𐭱𐭤 (sar, head; top, summit) and Proto-Germanic *hurną (horn), Ancient Greek κέρας (kéras, horn), Proto-Slavic *sьrna (deer) via h₂-extension.

Noun

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*sь̑rstь f[1][2]

  1. fur, hair, wool (usually rough or stiff)
    Synonyms: *volsъ, *vьlna
    Antonym: *puxъ (“fluffy fur”)

Declension

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Descendants

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Further reading

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “шерсть”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993) “шерсть”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), 3rd edition, volume 2 (панцирь – ящур), Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 410

References

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  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “sьrstь”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:f. c dyrehår, uld (PR 138)
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “sȓh”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, https://fran.si:*sь̑rstь