Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/těmę

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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

EtymologyEdit

According to R. Matasović[1], from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teg- (to cover) + *-mn̥, with eventual loss of pre-Slavic *g before *m. Vasmer and Snoj allude a possible relation to Proto-Slavic *tęti (to chop) from Proto-Indo-European *temh₂-, however, such a derivation is semantically dubious and does not explain the long *-ě-. Sometimes also compared to Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma, body) of uncertain origin (probably from Proto-Indo-European *tweH- (to swell), akin to Proto-Slavic *tylъ (back of the neck)).

NounEdit

*tě̀mę n[2][3]

  1. cranium

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: тѣмѧ (těmę)

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović , Ranko (2010), “The loss of *g before *m in Proto-Slavic”, in Rasprave Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje 36/2[1], pages 299-306
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*těmę”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 492
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “teme”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “Pslovan. *tě̋mę, rod. *tě̋mene”