Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/da

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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]

Probably instrumental case of *do (to, up to, until), from Proto-Indo-European *doh₁ (thus, like so). Similar to Proto-Slavic *ta (and so, thereby) from Proto-Slavic *to (so). Cognate with Ancient Greek δή (dḗ, even, indeed)[1], Proto-Germanic *tō.

Technically, could only reflect the collective case of Proto-Indo-European *dʰe (locative particle), similar to Proto-Slavic *ba from Proto-Indo-European *bʰe (instrumental particle).

Particle[edit]

*da[2]

  1. yes, yeah (a term used to indicate general agreement)
    Synonym: *ba
    Antonym: *ne

Conjunction[edit]

*da[3]

  1. in order to

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Russian: да (da)
  • South Slavic:
  • Non-Slavic:
    • Romanian: da

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P., “δή”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2010, →ISBN, page 322
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas, “1da”, in Common Slavic accentological word list[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander, 2001: “yes (PR 133)”
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*da”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 94: “conj.”