Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/užasъ

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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]

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Etymology[edit]

Per Derksen, from *u- +‎ *žasiti (to frighten).

Further reconstruction is problematic. For morphological reasons, the term is normally compared with *gasiti (to extinguish), however, this relation is semantically dubious. A derivation from *gʷeh₁dʰ- (to creep) +‎ *-tis is also possible, but then the expected form would be *užastь (attested in East Slavic). From the later root descend Proto-Slavic *gadъ (reptile), Lithuanian gėda (shame), Proto-Germanic *kwēdą (evil).

Noun[edit]

*užasъ m

  1. horror
  2. astonishment

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “ужас”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress, page 4151
  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*užasъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 511