Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/svidъ

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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Either from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweyd- (to shine) or from *sweydʰ- (to glare, to heat), due to the glaring crimson bark of the dogwood. Cognate with Proto-Germanic *hwītaz (white) or Lithuanian svidùs (glaring) (akin to Lithuanian svidė́ti (to be bright), svìsti (to glare), dial. svýsti), Old Prussian sidis (dogwood) depending on the exact etymology. Further akin to Latvian svîst (to glance, to glare).

Noun

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*svidъ m

  1. dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
    Synonym: *dernъ

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Declension

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Descendants

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Further reading

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “свиди́на”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Racheva, M., Todorov, T. A., editors (2002), “свит (свид)”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 6 (пỳскам – словàр²), Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 558
  • svità”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012: svìsti (<*svid + ti)