Appendix:Proto-Slavic/žila

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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-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *giʔ(s)laʔ. There are two theories of Indo-European origin:

Derksen favors the former option, due to the presence of medial *-l-.

Baltic cognates are Lithuanian gýsla (vein), Latvian dzīsla (vein) and the second part of Old Prussian compound pette-gislo (back vein).

Noun[edit]

*ži̋la f (accent paradigm a)

  1. vein
  2. sinew, tendon

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • жила” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 562