Appendix:Proto-Slavic/borzda

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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]

Cognate with Lithuanian bir̃žė (furrow), biržis and Latvian bìrze (furrow).

Probably from the same root as *bьrdo (weaving comb, reed) and the verb *boriti sę (to fight), i.e. the verbal root denoting an action with a sharp instrument or weapon. The same Proto-Indo-European root *bʰerh₃- is found in Ancient Greek φάρω (phárō), φάρος (pháros) and Latin forō (to bore, pierce).

Noun[edit]

borzda̍ f (accent paradigm b)

  1. furrow

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 59
  • biržė in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • “*borzda” in Oleg Trubačóv (ed.) (1974–), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages], Moscow: Nauka, volume 02, page 220
  • борозда 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
  • Petar Skok (1971), Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Zagreb: JAZU, volume I, page 203f
  • Franciszek Sławski (ed.). (1974–2001), Słownik prasłowiański, Wrocław: Polskiej Akademii Nauk, volume I, page 333f