Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bagrъ

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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]

Of uncertain origin; but most likely a ro-extension of *bagati +‎ *-rъ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₃g-.

Alternatively, from *bʰagʷʰ- (to dip, to soak), with potential cognates in Ancient Greek βάφω (báphō, to paint) and Ancient Greek βάπτω (báptō, to submerge). The later, however, are normally derived from *gʷabʰ-.

It is possible that the particular meaning crimson/purple has been influenced by Oghuric Turkic *baɣur < Proto-Turkic *bakɨr (copper).

Noun[edit]

*bãgrъ m[1]

  1. dye
  2. crimson or purple

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Proto-Slavic · *květi (layout · text)
     *bělъ
(of animals) *bronъ
     *sivъ, *śěrъ      *čьrnъ
(of animals) *vornъ
             *čьrvenъ, *rudъ              *granivъ ; *smědъ, *snědъ, *rudъ
(of animals) *gnědъ
             *žьltъ
(of animals) *solvъ ; *polvъ
             *zelenъ              *zelenъ, *grěnъ             
                          *polvъ              *modrъ, *siňь
                          *bagrъ             

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bagrъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b rød maling (PR 134)”