Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bolь

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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.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The only parallels exist in Germanic languages: compare Old English bealo (evil), Old Norse bǫl and Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌻𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 (balweins, torture). Proto-Indo-European root is unclear. Derksen derives it from Proto-Indo-European *bʰol(H)-i- with Old Cornish bal (illness) as a further cognate.

Noun[edit]

*bȍlь f[1][2]

  1. pain

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Alternative reconstructions[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: боль (bolĭ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bȏlь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 54: “f. i (c) ‘pain’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bolь boli”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “f. c (SA 81; PR 138)”