Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/netopyřь

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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]

Compounded term, with the first element *neto- possibly reflecting Proto-Indo-European *nekʷto-, oblique e-grade of *nókʷts (night). The second element is usually taken to be *pyřь (flier), from the lengthened zero grade of the same root also found in *pariti and *pьrati.

Noun[edit]

*netopyřь m[1]

  1. bat (flying mammal)

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Descendants[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*netopyŗь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 350: “m. jo ‘bat’”