Appendix:Proto-Slavic/bergъ

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This entry contains Proto-Slavic 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]

Uncertain. Possibly irregularly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰos, with g as unexpected reflex of *ǵʰ. Some speculate that this is a prehistoric borrowing from a Germanic or Venetic-Illyrian language; compare Proto-Germanic *bergaz (hill, mountain).

Noun[edit]

*bȇrgъ m (accent paradigm c)

  1. bank (edge of river, lake)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • берег” 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 37