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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 *dein-/*din-, from Proto-Indo-European (see *dyew-):

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian dienà (day), Latvian dìena (day), Old Prussian dēinā (day) (Asg. deinan).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit दिन (dina, day), Latin nun-dina (market day), Old Irish denus (spatium temporis), Proto-Germanic *tīnaz (day), Albanian ditë (day) (< *din-të). From the *dyew- root, Latin diēs (day), Old Irish die (day), Old Armenian տիւ (tiw, day, daytime), Albanian di.


*dь̏nь m[1][2]

  1. day


Accent paradigm c.

Derived terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: дьнь (dĭnĭ), дьнъ (dĭnŭ), день (denĭ)

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*dь̑nь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 134: “m. n (c) ‘day’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “dьnь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (OSA 210; PR 138)”
  3. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “ден”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 341