Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/Rimъ

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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 Latin Rōma. The substitution of ō with *i is enigmatic; many implausible propositions have been made. The source was probably Germanic (compare Proto-Germanic *Rūmō); it is possible to think of a back-formation from *rĩmьskъ, from a reflex of Proto-Germanic *Rūmiskaz with umlaut.

Proper noun[edit]

*Rĩmъ m

  1. Rome

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Non-Slavic languages:
    • Romanian: Râm (obsolete)

Further reading[edit]