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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.


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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *miglāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃migʰleh₂ (mist, cloud), from the root *h₃meygʰ-.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian miglà (mist, haze), Latvian migla (mist, haze) and indirectly Old Prussian maiggun (sleep) (accusative singular).

Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek ὀμίχλη (omíkhlē, mist, haze), and more distantly, Sanskrit मेघ (megha, cloud, gloomy weather) and Old Armenian մէգ (mēg, mist) and Armenian մգլել (mglel).


*mьglà f

  1. fog, mist


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