Appendix: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]

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 542
  • земля in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv