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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.



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Made with PIE suffix -(V)mbʰ, common in bird names, appended to root of unknown origin. Possibly related to Latin columba.


*gȍlǫbь m[1]

  1. pigeon


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  1. ^ Derksen 2008 does not include a long mark over the *ǫ but this would be expected, and is in fact found in Serbo-Croatian and Polish.
  • Brückner, Aleksander (1927), “gołąb”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985, page 149
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ↑ISBN, page 175. ↑ISBN