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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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *stāˀnas, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂-no-m, from *steh₂- (to stand). Morphologically *stati +‎ *-nъ.


*stȃnъ m[1][2]

  1. stature, stand
  2. camp
  3. frame
    loom (secondary)
    mill (secondary)


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Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “стан”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Sreznevskij, I. I. (1912) , “станъ”, in Materialy dlja slovarja drevne-russkago jazyka po pisʹmennym pamjatnikam [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old Russian Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 3, Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 492
  • Šanskij, N. M. (2004) , “стан”, in Školʹnyj etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [School Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Drofa


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*stȃnъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 465: “m. o (c)”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “stanъ stanu”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (NA 126, 137; SA 156; PR 137); d (RPT 99)”