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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.



A wanderword from a non-Indo-European language. Compare Lithuanian sidãbras, Latvian sidrabs, sudrabs, Old Prussian sirablan, and to the west, Proto-Germanic *silubrą, Basque zilar, and Proto-Berber *a-ẓrəf.


*sьrebrȍ n[1][2][3]

  1. silver



Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “серебро”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999) , “серебро”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 156
  • Todorov T., editor (2010) , “сребро”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 7, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 410


  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2013) , “Substratum Words In Balto-Slavic”, in Filologija[1], volume 60, Zagreb, page 86: “PSl. sьrebro ‘silver’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “sьrebro sьrebra”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b sølv (SA 80; PR 135)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) , “srebrọ̑”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*sьrebrȍ”