Reconstruction:Proto-Balto-Slavic/lā́ˀwāˀ

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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]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂wéh₂ (compare Proto-Germanic *lawwō), with accent retraction due to Hirt's law. Hirt's law was undone in the Latvian and West Slavic dialects. In Lithuanian dialects, the tendency to generalize the root accent prevailed. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun[edit]

*lā́ˀwāˀ f

  1. place to sleep
  2. bench, bed

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Baltic:
    • Latvian: lâva
    • Lithuanian: lóva
  • Slavic: *lavà (see there for further descendants)
  • Finnic: *lava