Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/tъrgъ

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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]

Of unclear origin. According to some, connected with the word torži̋ti(to seek, look for). For a semantic parallel compare Hungarian keres(to seek, look for) : kereskedelem(trade, commerce).

The Latin place-name Tergeste (whence Italian Trieste), first attested around 100 BC (by the Greek geographer Artemidorus of Ephesus), possibly from Venetic, but with the typically Illyrian suffix -est-, has often been derived from a *terg- which is speculated to mean "market" or "marketplace" and to be cognate with the Slavic lexeme.

Noun[edit]

*tъrgъ m

  1. merchandise, commodity, wares
  2. (by extension) a place were trade is being done; market

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) Hrvatski etimološki rječnik (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, page 637f
  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “торг”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress