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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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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *miglāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃migʰleh₂ ‎(mist, cloud), from the root *h₃meygʰ-.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian miglà ‎(mist, haze), Latvian migla ‎(mist, haze) and indirectly Old Prussian maiggun ‎(sleep) (accusative singular).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit मेघ ‎(megha, cloud, gloomy weather), Ancient Greek ὀμίχλη ‎(omíkhlē, mist, haze), Old Armenian մէգ ‎(mēg, mist) and Armenian մգլել ‎(mglel).


*mьgla̍ f

  1. fog, mist


Accent paradigm b.

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