Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/prǫtъ

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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]

Vasmer and V. Maček (Etymologický slovník jazyka českého a slovenského, 1957) suggest relation with Proto-Slavic *prǫdъ (bank, stream), ultimately descendant from *(s)prend- (to sprint), with the original meaning being shoot, sprout of a tree. The devoicing of -d- is problematic, though. It possible that the voiceless form was influenced by Germanic (cf. Proto-Germanic *sprutô) or by other Slavic words with close meaning and pronunciation (e.g. Proto-Slavic *prytь (outbreak)).

Noun[edit]

*prǫtъ m

  1. twig (thin rod used as a whip)

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