Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/ilo

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly related to Pite Sami âllo (urge).

Noun[edit]

*ilo

  1. joy, delight, happiness

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: ilu
  • Finnish: ilo
    • Northern Sami: illu
  • Ingrian: ilo
  • Karelian: ilo
  • >? Livonian: ilā
  • Livvi: ilo
  • Ludian: ilo
  • Veps: ilo
  • Võro: ilo
  • Votic: ilo

Further reading[edit]

  • ilu in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN
  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000), “ilo”, in Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), [note: linked online version also includes some other etymological sources], Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN