Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/versъ

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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 Proto-Balto-Slavic *werˀź-, *wirˀź- (whence Lithuanian vìržis (heather), Latvian vir̂zis (heather)), from an unknown non-Indo-European source. Cognates include Proto-Celtic *wroikos and Ancient Greek ἐρείκη (ereíkē, heather).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

*vȇrsъ m[3]

  1. heather

Declension[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: ве́рас (vjéras)
    • Russian: – (ве́реск (véresk) secondary)
    • Ukrainian: ве́рес (véres)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἐρείκη”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 452
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 431
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*vȇrsъ; *vȇrskъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 516: “m. o (c) ‘heather’”