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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.



Equivalent to *loviti (to hunt) +‎ *-ъ. Akin to Proto-Germanic *launą (award), whence German Lohn and from there Slovene lọ̑n (payment).


*lȍvъ m[1][2]

  1. hunt, hunting


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Related terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: улоў (ulóŭ)
    • Russian: лов (lov)
    • Ukrainian: ло́ви (lóvy)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “лов”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1990) , “*lovъ”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 16, Moscow: Nauka, page 111
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1986) , “лов”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 449
  • Snoj, Marko (2016) , “lon”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “sorodna s pslovan. *lovъ̏, sloven. lȍv”


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*lȏvъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 286: “m. o (c) ‘hunt, hunting’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “lovъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c fangst, jagt (PR 137)”