Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/vysь

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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]

The semantic value of the etymon hints towards an likely origin from *h₃up- +‎ *-s +‎ *-is. This root is believed to have given Old Irish úas (above), Ancient Greek ὕψι (húpsi, aloft) and, further away, it is also associated with the adverb *upó (above, over, sub) (see there for further cognates).

The problem with this reconstruction is that it cannot easily explain the long grade in Slavic. That can be a result either of reanalysis or due to amalgamation of the original pre-Slavic *vъ(p)sь with sigmatic forms of the adverb *úd (out, off), e.g. a hypothetical **vy(t)šьjь (“outer, external”). The later proto-root is the origin of the preposition Proto-Slavic *vy-.

Noun[edit]

*vysь f

  1. height

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

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