Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/dǫbъ

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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]

Based on comparison between the adjective form *dǫbrъ and Proto-Germanic *timrą (timber), Lithuanian dum̃blas (swamp), it appears that the etymon descends from a Caland's root (probably Proto-Indo-European *dem- (to build)). The exact etymology, however, is uncertain.

The etymon is attested both as an o-stem and as a u-stem, but per Vasmer, the original more likely was u-stem.

Noun[edit]

*dǫ̑bъ m[1][2]

  1. oak tree
  2. oak (wood)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: дуб (dub)
    • Russian: дуб (dub)
    • Ukrainian: дуб (dub)


  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “дуб”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*dǫ̑bъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 114: “m. o (c) ‘oak’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “dǫbъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (NA 126; PR 137); d (RPT 102)”