Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/tьmьnica

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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]

From substantivized *tьmьnъ (dark) +‎ *-ica, from *tьma (dark) +‎ *-ьnъ

Noun[edit]

*tьmьnica f

  1. dungeon (< "something dark")

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Other:
    • Middle Low German: temenitze (prison, jail)
    • Romanian: temniță (prison, jail)
      • Sathmar Swabian: Temitz (prison)

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “темница”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in ru), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (2006), “темний”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in uk), volume 5, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, page 543