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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.





*slūgà m[2][3]

  1. servant, attendant
    Synonym: *prislužьnikъ

Usage notes[edit]

The word usually refers to a male servant, even though it is an ā-stem. The female equivalent is *slugyni < *sluga +‎ *-yni.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “слуга”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress
  • Todorov, T. A.; Racheva, M., editors (2010), “слуга”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 7 (слòво – теря̀свам), Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Pubg. House, →ISBN, page 117
  • slauga”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012


  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2010), “Some Celto-Slavic etymologies”, in Studia Celto-Slavica, volume 3, page 16: “5. PCelt. *slowgo- ‘troop, army’”
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “sluga”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition, “Pslovan. *sluga̋”
  3. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “sluga slugy”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b (SA 104; PR 135)”