Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/zemlja

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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]

With epenthetic */l/ from earlier *zemja, from *zemь +‎ *-ja, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰðʰem-, the thorn-variant accusative singular of *dʰéǵʰōm.

Noun[edit]

*zemlja̍ f

  1. earth, soil
  2. land

Inflection[edit]

Accent paradigm b or c.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 542
  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “земля”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress