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

Unclear. Traditionally compared with:

Snoj also tentively mentions a possible descent from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (to invert, to distort), reflected in Balto-Slavic by Lithuanian šleĩvas (splay, crooked), dial. šlei̇̃pti (to pervert), etc. If right, them perhaps originally meaning “squint, cross-eyed”.

In view of the 0-grade ablaut *slь(p)nǫti, the more likely origin of radical *-ě- is pre-Slavic diphthong *-ai-, rather than long *-ē- because of PIE ablaut *-oy- (> *-ē- > *-ě-) / *-ey- (> *-i- > *-ь-)

Adjective edit


  1. blind

Declension edit

Accent paradigm c.

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Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “слепо́й”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Todorov, T. A., Racheva, M., editors (2010), “сляп”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volumes 7 (слòво – теря̀свам), Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 146
  • slėpti”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012

References edit

  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “slěpъ slěpa slěpo”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:c blind (SA 199; PR 138)
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “slep”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, *slě̑pъ