Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/žerdlo

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This Proto-Slavic 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.

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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *gerˀtlá, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃-tló-m, from *gʷerh₃- (to devour, swallow). Equivalent to *žerti (to devour, eat (of animals)) +‎ *-dlo.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian gerklė̃ (throat, larynx), East Lithuanian gérklę.

Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek ζέρεθρον (zérethron).

Noun[edit]

*žērdlò n

  1. throat, inlet
  2. mouth, gorge
  3. water spring

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