Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/běda

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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-Indo-European *bʰoydʰeh₂, from *bʰeydʰ- (to cajole, force, compel). Baltic cognates include Lithuanian bėdà (misfortune, guilt) and Latvian bȩ̀da (sorrow, distress). Also cognate with Albanian be f (oath), Proto-Germanic *bīdaną, Ancient Greek πείθω (peíthō), Latin foedus.

Noun[edit]

*bě̄dà f[1][2]

  1. adversity, misery

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bě̄dà”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, pages 38-39
  2. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “Proto-Slavic/běda”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7