Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/vitędzь

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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

Based on the ethnonym Proto-Germanic *wīkingaz (whence Old Norse víkingr (bay's dweller)). Similar semantic shift ethnonymhero, legendary figure is also found in Proto-Slavic *spolinъ, *spolovъ (giant) from the name of a Sarmatian people.

According to Brückner and Machek, medial -t- probably is due to the influence of Proto-Slavic *vitěnьcь (provider, supplier, guardian) from Proto-Slavic *viti (to twine, to curve). Compare Old Church Slavonic възвитъ (vŭzvitŭ, provisions, supply).

NounEdit

*vitędzь m[1]

  1. knight, hero

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

Non-Slavic

Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “ви́тязь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971) , “витег, витек, витец”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 154

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) , “vitez”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “Slovan. *vi̋tędzь”