Reconstruction:Proto-Uralic/mete

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This Proto-Uralic 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-UralicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Proto-Tocharian *ḿətə, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu. One of the words found only within the traditional Finno-Ugric group.

It is not clear if the Mari words are inherited, as loss of *-t- would be irregular (contrast the development in *pata, *wete). UEW suggests the possibility of deriving them from a separate root *mäkɜ, while another possibility is loaning from Permic.

NounEdit

*mete

  1. honey

DescendantsEdit

  • Proto-Finno-Permic:
    • Proto-Finnic: *meci (see there for further descendants)
      • Proto-Samic: *mietë (see there for further descendants)
    • Mari: (perhaps)
      • Eastern Mari: мӱй (müj)
      • Western Mari: мӱ ()
    • Proto-Mordvinic:
    • Proto-Permic: *må
      • Komi:
        • Komi-Permyak: ма (ma)
        • Komi-Zyrian: ма (ma)
      • Udmurt: му (mu)
  • Proto-Ugric:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Rédei, Károly (1986–88) Uralisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Uralic Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó
  • Sammallahti, Pekka (1988), “Historical Phonology of the Uralic Languages”, in Denis, Sinor, editor, The Uralic Languages: Description, History and Foreign Influences, Leiden: E. J. Brill, →ISBN, pages 478-554

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