Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/selo

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms 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]

Probably akin to Lithuanian selė́ti (to scroll, to skid), salà (isle; countryside), Latgalian sola (rural area) within Balto-Slavic; Proto-Germanic *saliz (house, dwelling; hall, room), Latin solum (base, foundation; sole of the foot) in other Indo-European dialects. Further origin is left unspecified within the literature. Some of the proposed related terms have been tentatively linked to Proto-Indo-European *sel- (to drive, to meander) (per Smoczyński, Būga).

Compare also Hittite [script needed] (šēli-, granary), Armenian շեղջ (šełǰ, rick, stack) (speculated to be an Anatolian borrowing).

Noun[edit]

*selò n[1][2][3]

  1. arable land, rural area, acre (agricultural administrative unit)
    Synonyms: (East Slavic) *dьrvьňa, (South Slavic) *zemľišče
  2. village (in East, South Slavic merged with *sēdlò (settlement)[3])
    Synonym: *vьsь

Declension[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • *sedlo (settlement) (homophonous with the current term in East, South Slavic), *sědlo (residence, seat)
  • *město (suitable place, location)
  • *gordъ (fortified settlement)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*selò”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 444: “n. o (b)”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “selo, G. sela”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b (SA 69, 151; PR 135; MP 25)”
  3. 3.0 3.1 Snoj, Marko (2016), “selo”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar3 (in Slovene), https://fran.si: “v slovan. jezikih pomešalo domnevno pslovan. *selȍ ‛polje’”