Reconstruction:Proto-Italic/poplos

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This Proto-Italic 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-Italic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown. Whatmough compares Etruscan toponym Pupluna. Connection to *plēō (to fill) may seem unclear due to the apparent semantic difference, but compare Proto-Germanic *fulką and Old Church Slavonic плъкъ (plŭkŭ) from this root.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /poplos/

Noun[edit]

*poplos m

  1. army

Inflection[edit]

o-stemDeclension of *poplos (o-stem)
singular plural
nominative *poplos *poplōs, -oi
vocative *pople *poplōs, -oi
accusative *poplom *poplons
genitive *poplosjo, -ī *poplom
dative *poplōi *poplois
ablative *poplōd *poplois
locative *poplei *poplois

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • De Vaan, Michiel, “populus”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 480
  • Jürgen Untermann, Wörterbuch des Oskisch-Umbrischen, 3rd volume of Handbuch der italischen Dialekte, 2000, p. 610