Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/ǫbьlъ

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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 *ámb(i)las, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₃en- (to rake), *h₃embʰ- (to pivot, to hub) (whence Latin umbō (shield hub)). Two kinds of suffixes are attested:

Traditionally compared (per Miklošič) with Armenian ամպ (amp, cloud), Ancient Greek ὄμβρος (ómbros, rain, rainwater), Sanskrit अम्बु (ambu, water), Latin imber (rain, storm), at least some of which from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrós (nebular).

Old East Slavic meaning probably influenced (via intermediate Old East Slavic амболъ (ambolŭ, portico)) by unrelated Ancient Greek ἔμβολος (émbolos, portico).

Noun[edit]

*ǫbьlъ

  1. well, spring

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