Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/hek

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This Proto-Finnic entry contains reconstructed terms 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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *sej (whence also Northern Sami sii, Erzya сынь (siń)). The initial change *s > *h is shared with the corresponding singular pronoun *hän (see for more details).

Pronoun[edit]

*hek

  1. they (plural)

Descendants[edit]

  • Finnish: he
  • Veps: he

Further reading[edit]

  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000), “he”, in Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN