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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-Balto-Slavic *dein-/*din-, from Proto-Indo-European (see *dyew-):

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian dienà ‎(day), Latvian dìena ‎(day), Old Prussian dēinā ‎(day) (Asg. deinan).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit दिन ‎(dina, day), Latin nun-dina ‎(market day), Old Irish denus ‎(spatium temporis), Proto-Germanic *tīnaz ‎(day), Albanian ditë ‎(day) (< *din-të). From the *dyew- root, Latin diēs ‎(day), Old Irish die ‎(day), Old Armenian տիւ ‎(tiw, day, daytime).


dь̑nь m

  1. day


Accent paradigm c.

Derived terms[edit]



  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 134
  • день in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • день” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 241
  • “*dьnь” in Oleg Trubačóv (ed.) (1974–), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages], Moscow: Nauka, volume 05, page 213f