Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/ostrovъ

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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 Proto-Balto-Slavic *abstrawas. Morphologically from Proto-Slavic *o(b)- + *strovъ, from Proto-Indo-European *s(t)rówos, from *srew- (flow, stream). The literal meaning of the term is one which gets flowed around or possibly flowless (in case the prefix *ob- is applied with abessive function).

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian sravà, prasrava, Latvian strava. With another vocalism: Lithuanian srovė̃, strovė̃, Latvian stràvа, strāvе, East Lithuanian sraujà.

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit गिरिस्रवा (girisravā), स्रवति (sravati), Ancient Greek ῥόος (rhóos, stream), ῥοή (rhoḗ), ῥέω (rhéō), Proto-Germanic *straumaz (stream, current, river).

Noun[edit]

*ȍstrovъ m[1]

  1. streamlined
  2. river island
  3. island
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Etymology 2[edit]

From *ostrovъ (island).

Adjective[edit]

*ostrovъ

  1. islandy
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*ostrovъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 379: “m. o (c) ‘island’”