Reconstruction:Proto-Balto-Slavic/kirmis

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This Proto-Balto-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-Balto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷŕ̥mis.

Noun[edit]

*kirmis m[1][2]

  1. worm

Inflection[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Latvian: cirmenis
  • Lithuanian: kirmìs
  • Old Prussian: girmis
  • Slavic: *čьrvь (< *kirwis)
  • Finnic: *kärmeh (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*čьrvь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 93: “*kir-m/w-i-”
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “kirmis”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 246: “*kir-m/w-i-”