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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.


Etymology 1[edit]

An alternative form of *vȇrsъ perhaps a *-(s)k- suffix. Cognates include Proto-Celtic *wroikos and Ancient Greek ἐρείκη (ereíkē, heather).[1][2]


*vȇrskъ m[3]

  1. Alternative form of *vȇrsъ (heather)
  • East Slavic:
    • Russian: ве́реск (véresk)

Etymology 2[edit]

From *vьrati (to shout, to lie) +‎ *-skъ, onomatopoeic in nature. Probably from Proto-Indo-European *werh₁- (to put in word).


*vèrskъ m[4]

  1. scream, cry
Related terms[edit]
Further reading[edit]
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “врясък”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 193


  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’”
  4. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “vreščáti”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “vrȅsk”