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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 *ula +‎ *-ica, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *aul-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewl-.

Baltic cognates include Old Prussian aulis (shin).

Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek αὐλός (aulós, pipe, flute), αὐλών (aulṓn, hollow, channel, strait), Low German ōl, аul (Westphalian), Old Armenian ուղի (ułi, road, way, route; journey; passage).

It may be a cognate of Latvian iela and Ancient Greek αὐλή (aulḗ).


*ùlica f

  1. passage
  2. street


Derived terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*úlica”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 508
  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1973), “улица”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 4, translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress, page 159-160
  • Franz von Miklosich (1865) Lexicon Palaeoslovenico-Graeco-Latinum: Emendatum Auctum