Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kosa

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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 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kes- (to comb, scratch). According to some, the second sense "scythe" is etymologically identical with the first one, while others derive it from Proto-Indo-European *ḱos-, o-grade of *ḱes- (to cut), with depalatalization *ḱ*k.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian kasa (braid) and Old Prussian kexti (braided hair).

Noun[edit]

*kosà f[1][2]

  1. hair
  2. braided hair
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

*kosà f[3][4]

  1. scythe
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*kosà I”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 238: “f. ā (c) ‘hair, braided hair’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “kosa kosy”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c braid; combed hair (NA 88, 141; SA 24; PR 138)”
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*kosà II”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 238: “f. ā (b) ‘scythe’”
  4. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “kosa kosy”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b (NA 90, 141; SA 20, 156); c (PR 138) scythe, curved blade”