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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



  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: Римъ (Rimŭ)
      • Old Ruthenian: Римъ (Rim)
        • Belarusian: Рым (Rym)
        • Rusyn: Рим (Rym)
        • Ukrainian: Рим (Rym)
      • Russian: Рим (Rim)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
  • Non-Slavic languages:
    • Romanian: Râm (obsolete)

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