Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bělъ

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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 root noun *bʰel- (white surface or stain). Cognate with Lithuanian bãlas (white), báltas (white) and Latvian bãls (pale), balts (white).

Adjective[edit]

*bě̃lъ[1][2][3]

  1. white

Inflection[edit]

Accent paradigm b.

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See also[edit]

Colors in Proto-Slavic · *květi (layout · text)
     *bělъ
(of animals) *bronъ
     *sivъ, *śěrъ, *śědъ      *čьrnъ, *smaglъ/*smǫglъ
(of animals) *vornъ, *galъ
             *čьrvenъ, *ryďь, *ruměnъ; *bagrъ              *rudъ, *granivъ; *smědъ,
(of animals) *gnědъ
             *žьltъ
(of animals) *solvъ; *polvъ
             *zelenъ              *zelenъ, *grěnъ             
                          *polvъ              *siňь; *modrъ
             *slivъ                          

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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bě́lъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 40: “adj. o (b) ‘white’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bělъ -a -o”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b hvid (NA 125f.; SA 103, 108, 110; PR 136)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “bẹ́l”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*bělъ̏”