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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 *garā́ˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerH-.


*gorà f[1][2]

  1. mountain
  2. hill
  3. any mountainous elevation (covered in forests)


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Further reading[edit]

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999) , “гора́”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 203
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1980) , “*gora”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 07, Moscow: Nauka, page 29
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “гора́”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*gorà”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 177: “f. ā (c) ‘mountain’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “gora gory”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b/c (SA 69f., 157); b* (PR 135, 138)”