Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bergъ

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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]

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

  1. bank (edge of river, lake)

Inflection[edit]

Accent paradigm c.

Notes[edit]

Though it is traditionally reconstructed as a hard o-stem, Pronk-Tiethoff suggests that *bergъ was probably a u-stem instead, noting its accentuation and its reflexes found in Russian, e.g. the “second locative” na beregú and the adjective formation beregovój.

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References[edit]

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “берег”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 37