Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kostь

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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]

From Proto-Indo-European *kost-, supposedly connected with *h₃ost-. Compare Latin costa (rib).

Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *kes- (to cut) with semantic development ‘stabbed corpse’ > ‘dead body’ > ‘remnants’ > ‘bones’.[1]

Noun[edit]

*kȏstь f

  1. bone

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “кость”, 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), “*kȏstь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 239
  • ^ А. С. Мельничук, Корень *kes- и его разновидности в лексике славянских и других индоевропейских языков. Этимология 1966, Moscow.