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.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *gerʔtló, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃-tlóm. 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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References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 559
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “жерело”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “жерло”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 300