Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/laiva

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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]

By metathesis from earlier *lawja, in turn borrowed from Proto-Germanic *flawją. Baltic origin has been proposed as well (compare Latvian laiva, Lithuanian laĩvas), but these lack a convincing Indo-European etymology and have been rather considered loans from Finnic.

Noun[edit]

*laiva

  1. ship

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: laev
  • Finnish: laiva
  • Ingrian: laiva
  • Karelian: laiva
  • Livonian: lǭja
  • Livvi: laivu
  • Veps: laiv
  • Võro: laiv
  • Votic: laiva
  • Northern Sami: láivi
  • Proto-Baltic:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • laev in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN
  • Koivulehto, Jorma (1970). "Suomen laiva-sanasta" ('On the Finnish word laiva'). Virittäjä 2/74, pp. 178–183.
  • 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