Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/vodьnikъ

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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

Etymology 1Edit

Formed as *vodьnъ (watery) +‎ *-ikъ or equivalently *voda (water) +‎ *-ьnikъ. Some daughter languages make distinction between male and female water spirits, in which case *vodьnikъ m refers specifically to the male spirit, while *vodьnica f refers to the female one.

NounEdit

*vodьnìkъ m

  1. washbasin, sink
  2. nix, water spirit, water elemental
    Synonym: *topilьcь
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Further readingEdit

  • Snoj, Marko (2016) , “vodnják”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

From *voditi (to lead) +‎ *-ьnikъ.

NounEdit

*vodьnĩkъ m

  1. leader, guide
    Synonym: *vodačь
  2. transport worker
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Further readingEdit

  • Snoj, Marko (2016) , “vodník”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN