Appendix:Proto-Slavic/čarъ

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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 *ker-, *kēr-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- ‎(to do, make, build). (Sanskrit करोति ‎(karóti), Lithuanian kùrti).

Slavic forms with čar- presuppose a nominal lengthened-grade derivation, i.e. Proto-Balto-Slavic *kēr- (Lithuanian kẽras ‎(charm, magic)). Serbo-Croatian feminine i-stem is probably an archaism - lengthened grade is expected in PIE root nouns which yield Balto-Slavic i-stems. PIE root probably already had magical connotations, i.e. denoting remote action by magical means.

Noun[edit]

čȃrъ m or čȃrь f

  1. magic, sorcery

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