Appendix:Proto-Slavic/zelenъ

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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]

From *zel- +‎ *-enъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źelʔ-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃-.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian žãlias ‎(green), žel̃vas ‎(greenish), Latvian zalš ‎(green), Old Prussian saligan ‎(green).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit हरि ‎(hari, fallow, yellowish, greenish), Avestan 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬥𐬫𐬀 ‎(zaranya), Latin helvus ‎(honey-yellow), Albanian dhelpërë, Ancient Greek χλωρός ‎(khlōrós, pale green, greenish yellow), Proto-Germanic *gelwaz ‎(yellow).

Adjective[edit]

*zelènъ

  1. green

Inflection[edit]

Accent paradigm b.

See also[edit]

(basic colors) ?; *čьrvenъ/*čьrmьnъ/*rudъ, *žьltъ, *zelenъ, *golǫbъ/*modrъ/*sinjь, *bělъ/*bronъ, *śěrъ, *čьrnъ

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 541
  • зеленый 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
  • зелёный” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 322