Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/rajь

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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]

Probably an Iranian borrowing. Compare Avestan [script needed] ‎(rāy-, paradise, wealth)[script needed], Sanskrit रयि ‎(rayi).

Noun[edit]

*rajь m

  1. paradise

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic:
      Cyrillic: раи ‎(rai)
      Glagolitic: [[ⱃ ⰰⰹ#Old Church Slavonic|ⱃ ⰰⰹ]] ‎(rai)
    • Bulgarian: рай ‎(raj)
    • Macedonian: рај ‎(raj)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: ра̑ј
      Latin: rȃj
    • Slovene: raj
  • West Slavic:
  • Non-Slavic:
    • Romanian: rai

References[edit]

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “рай”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress