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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.



From Proto-Indo-European *bʰluseh₂(flea). Cognate with Lithuanian blusà and Latvian blusa.


*blъxà f

  1. flea




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  • blusa in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1975), “*blъxa”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 02, Moscow: Nauka, page 129f
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