nykštys

LithuanianEdit

 
Nykštys

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Latvian îkšķis, îkstis (thumb), Old Prussian instixs (thumb). The form inkštys is attested in the writings of Jonas Bretkūnas, but his mother was a native speaker of Old Prussian, casting doubt on its Lithuanian authenticity.

NounEdit

nykštỹs m (plural nykščiaĩ) stress pattern 3

  1. thumb

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • nykštys”, in Lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of the Lithuanian language], lkz.lt, 1941–2021
  • nykštys in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database]
  • inkštys in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database]
  • Derksen, Rick (2015), “nykštys”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 335
  • Fraenkel, Ernst (1962-1965) Litauisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, volume I-II, Heidelberg-Göttingen: Carl Winter and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, page 188
  • Jörundur Hilmarsson (1983), “The words for "thumb" in Baltic”, in Baltistica, volume 19, issue 2, DOI:10.15388/baltistica.19.2.1602
  • Derksen, Rick (1996) Metatony In Baltic (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 6), Amsterdam: Rodopi, page 261