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

Uncertain, possibly ultimately connected with Proto-Germanic *lūs, Pokorny deriving both from Proto-Indo-European *lewH- (louse).[1]

Possibly related to Baltic *ut-, cf. Lithuanian utėlė̃, utìs, Latvian uts. Compare also Lithuanian vievesà. The forms may have been distorted because of linguistic taboos.

Noun edit

*vъ̏šь f[2]

  1. louse

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “вошь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Skok, Petar (1973) “Proto-Slavic/vъšь”, in Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika [Etymological Dictionary of the Croatian or Serbian Language] (in Serbo-Croatian), volumes 3 (poni² – Ž), Zagreb: JAZU, page 550
  • Melnychuk, O. S., editor (1982), “воша”, in Етимологічний словник української мови [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volumes 1 (А – Г), Kyiv: Naukova Dumka, page 431

References edit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) chapter 692, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 2, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 692
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*vъ̑šь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 532