Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/tъščь

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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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *tuskjas, from *tews- (to be empty). Cognate with Latvian tukšs, Lithuanian tùščias, Proto-Indo-Iranian *tusćyás (whence Vedic Sanskrit तुच्छ्य (tucchyá), Persian تهی‎(tohi)). Vasmer points an origin from proto-Indo-European *tweskʷ- (desert), which may be just an enlargement of *tews-. From this root is Latin tesqua.

AdjectiveEdit

*tъ̀ščь[1][2]

  1. hollow

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*tъ̀ščь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 502: “adj. jo (b) ‘empty’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “tъšč[jь tъšč[j]a tъšč[j]e]”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b emaciated; empty (NA 125; SA 123; PR 136)”