Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/telę

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 Proto-Balto-Slavic *tel- + *-ę (diminutive suffix), cognate with Latvian teļš, telēns, Lithuanian tẽlias. Three types of hypotheses exist for the origin of the root:

Noun

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*telę̀ n[1][2][3]

  1. calf (young bovine)

Declension

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Derived terms

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  • *telьcь (calf of taurus)
  • *telica (cow with a (recently born) youngling)

Descendants

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Further reading

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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “телёнок”, 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), “теле”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 7 (слòво – теря̀свам), Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 914
  • telias”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012

References

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  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “telę telęte”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:b (SA 143)
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “tele”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, https://fran.si:Pslovan. *telę̋, rod. *telę̋te
  3. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2013) “Substratum words in Balto-Slavic”, in Filologija, volume 60, Zagreb, published 2014, page 80 of 75–102