Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/helmi

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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]

Unknown. Possibly a substrate loan from the pre-Finnic languages of the Baltic.

Noun[edit]

*helmi

  1. pearl
  2. amber
  3. drop

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • helmes in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN
  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN