Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/agnę

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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 *ā́ˀgnent-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷn-, the stem of *h₂egʷnós, with the suffix *-ę for forming names of young animals. Acute accent and long initial vowel in Early Proto-Slavic are due to Winter's law.

Cognate with Latin agnus, Ancient Greek ἀμνός (amnós) and Old English ēanian (English yean).

Noun[edit]

*àgnę n[1][2]

  1. lamb

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: агнѧ (agnę), ꙗгнѧ (jagnę)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*àgnę”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 26: “n. nt (a) ‘lamb’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “agnę -ęte”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (SA 142; PR 132)”