Appendix: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 place-name Latin 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]

  • Alemko Gluhak (1993), Hrvatski etimološki rječnik, August Cesarec: Zagreb, page 637f
  • торг in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv