Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/měniti

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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 *měna (change, exchange) +‎ *-iti.

Verb[edit]

*měnìti[1][2]

  1. to change, to exchange
Inflection[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • *měna (change, exchange)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Proto-Germanic *mainijaną (to mean, to think) (whence German meinen (to mean), English mean, etc.), Old Irish mían (wish, desire). Apparently from Proto-Indo-European *meyn-. Per Derksen, quoting Kluge-Seebold,[3] possibly related to *měniti (to change), with an original meaning "to consequentively present one's meaning".

Verb[edit]

*měnìti[4][5]

  1. to think
Inflection[edit]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*měniti I”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 311: “v. (c) ‘change, exchange’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “měniti: měnjǫ měnitь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c blande (PR 140)”
  3. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1995), Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 23rd edition, →ISBN, page 551.
  4. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*měniti II”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 312: “v. ‘think’”
  5. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “menīti”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*měni̋ti”