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Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/volsъ

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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.

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Proto-SlavicEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wolḱos, from the root *wel- (hair; wool). Cognate with Sanskrit वल्श (válśa, twig, sprout), Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀 (varəsa, hair (on the head)), Old Persian [script needed] (vars), Persian گرس (gurs, curled hair), Kurdish pirç (hair) and Lithuanian valaĩ. Akin to Old Armenian վարս (vars), an Iranian borrowing.

NounEdit

*vȏlsъ m

  1. hair (pigmented filament)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) Hrvatski etimološki rječnik (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, page 676
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “волос”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*volsъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 526-527