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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.
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From earlier *bojan- (compare Byzantine Greek βοάνος (boános), attested in the 10th century, and Proto-Mongolic *bayan (rich) which is also borrowed from Turkic), a borrowing from a Turkic language, probably from Pannonian Avar bajan (ruler of the horde), the title of the Avars' khagan misinterpreted as a name (compare similar development in *voďь), from Proto-Turkic *bāy (rich, noble), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰagás. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)


*bãnъ m[1]

  1. (South Slavic) master, ruler, lord, ban (title)


Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


  • South Slavic:
    • Bulgarian: бан (ban)
    • Macedonian: бан (ban)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic script: ба̑н
      Latin script: bȃn
    • Slovene: bán
    • Romanian: ban (money)

Further reading[edit]

  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993), “Proto-Slavic/banъ”, in Hrvatski etimološki rječnik [Croatian Etymology Dictionary] (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, →ISBN, page 123
  • Skok, Petar (1971), “Proto-Slavic/banъ”, in Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika [Etymological Dictionary of the Croatian or Serbian Language] (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 1 (A – J), Zagreb: JAZU, page 104
  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*bēǯu”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill


  1. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “banъ”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b (SA 174)”