Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/akja

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This Proto-Finnic 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-Finnic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *agjō (edge, corner).

Noun[edit]

*akja

  1. edge, border

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Livonian: aigā (shore, edge, place, side) (via consonantal metathesis)
    • ? Sudovian: ajga (end)
  • Estonian: ai (hem of a skirt or shirt)
  • Finnish: aaja (large, wide; large area) (dialectal)
  • Livvi: agju (edge, end, border)
  • Ludian: agď (tip, end)
  • Veps: aǵj (tip, piece, end)

Further reading[edit]

  • ai in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN