Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/golěnь

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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]

Normally viewed as a derivative of *golъ (bare, naked) +‎ *-ěnъ +‎ *-jь. If so, the original meaning would have been bare bone. A similar logic may have been employed in the word *gleznъ (ankle) < *gel- (bare, naked) + *ǵénus (knee, chin) (in 0-grade), which would have meant bare joint.

Noun[edit]

*golěnь f

  1. shin
    Synonym: *piščalь

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “го́лень”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*golěnь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 174