Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/rakja

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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]

Akin to Proto-Samic *ruovjē (limb), *ruovjitēk (to cut up a slaughtered animal), both possibly old borrowings from a Germanic source akin to *rakjaną (to straighten), presuming a sense development "that which is straightened" > "limb".

Liukkonen (1999) proposes borrowing from Proto-Balto-Slavic *rankjā-, a variant of *ránkāˀ (hand) (whence e.g. Lithuanian ranka).

Noun[edit]

*rakja

  1. limb

Hyponyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • *rakjoidak (to cut up a slaughtered animal; to beat)

Descendants[edit]

From *rakjoidak:

References[edit]

  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. →ISBN.
  • Liukkonen, Kari. 1999. Baltisches im Finnischen. Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Toimituksia 235. →ISBN