Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/xъlmъ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Asterisk.svg
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 a Germanic language; compare Proto-Germanic *hulmaz (small island, hill, mound). The exact donor language cannot be specified - some form of Germanic that had not undergone the a-umlaut, possibly Langobardic or Gothic.

The Germanic word further reflects Proto-Indo-European *kelH- (lift), whence also *čelo (forehead).

Noun[edit]

*xъ̃lmъ m

  1. hill

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff (2013), The Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic, Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York, page 109ff