Appendix:Proto-Slavic/volsъ

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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]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wolḱos, from the root *wel- (hair; wool). Cognate with Sanskrit वल्श (válśa, twig, sprout), Old Persian [script needed] (vars) (Persian گرس (gurs, curled hair)) and Lithuanian valaĩ. Akin to Old Armenian վարս (vars), an Iranian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

*vȏlsъ m (accent paradigm c)

  1. hair (pigmented filament)

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References[edit]

  • Alemko Gluhak (1993), Hrvatski etimološki rječnik, August Cesarec: Zagreb, page 676
  • волос 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