Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/žila

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *gīˀ(s)lāˀ. There are two theories of Indo-European origin:

Derksen favors the former option, due to the presence of medial *-l-.

Baltic cognates are Lithuanian gýsla (vein), Latvian dzīsla (vein) and the second part of Old Prussian pette-gislo (back vein).

Noun[edit]

*žìla f

  1. vein
  2. sinew, tendon

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “жила”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 562