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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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *barˀnis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH-. Equivalent to *borti (to wrestle, to fight) +‎ *-nь.


*bȏrnь f[1][2]

  1. resistance, standoff
  2. scuffle, battle


Derived terms[edit]


  • Old East Slavic: боронь (boronĭ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “боронь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1975), “*bornь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 02, Moscow: Nauka, page 208
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “бран²”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 73


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bȏrnь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 57: “f. i (c)”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bornь borni”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (SA 25; PR 138)”