Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/děva

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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-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle), whence also Latin femina, Hittite 𒋼𒂊𒋫𒀭 (te-e-ta-an), Sanskrit धयति (dhayati), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌳𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (daddjan, suckle) and Old Armenian դիեմ (diem).

Original meaning was thus "one that can suckle, nurse". Compare *dojiti (to give milk, nurse, breastfeed).

Noun[edit]

*dě̀va f

  1. maiden
  2. girl

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