Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/dědъ

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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]

Per Derksen, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *dēˀd-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁dʰ-. Cognate with Lithuanian dė̃dė, dė̃dis (uncle), Latvian dȩ̀ds (old man), Ancient Greek τήθη (tḗthē, grandmother). Perhaps originally an onomatopoeia of babies' speech.

Noun[edit]

*dě̀dъ m[1][2]

  1. grandfather

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*dě̀dъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 101: “m. o (a)”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “dědъ / dědę”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (SA 158; PR 131; RPT 98, 101)”