Reconstruction:Proto-Uralic/mete

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This Proto-Uralic 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-Uralic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu. One of the words found only within the traditional Finno-Ugric group.

It is not clear if the Mari words are inherited, as loss of *-t- would be irregular (contrast the development in *pata, *wete). UEW suggests the possibility of deriving them from a separate root *mäkɜ, while another possibility is loaning from Permic.

Noun[edit]

*mete

  1. honey

Descendants[edit]

  • Finno-Permic:
    • Finnic: *meci (see there for further descendants)
      • Samic: *mietë (see there for further descendants)
    • Mari: (perhaps)
      • Eastern Mari: мӱй (müj)
      • Western Mari: мӱ ()
    • Mordvinic: [Term?]
    • Permic: [Term?]
      • Komi:
        • Komi-Permyak: ма (ma)
        • Komi-Zyrian: ма (ma)
      • Udmurt: му (mu)
  • Ugric: [Term?]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rédei, Károly (1986–88) Uralisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Uralic Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó
  • Sammallahti, Pekka. 1988. "Historical phonology of the Uralic languages, with special reference to Samoyed, Ugric and Permic". In Sinor, Denis (ed.), The Uralic Languages: Description, History and Foreign Influences, pp. 478–554. Leiden: Brill. →ISBN.

External links[edit]

  • Entry #539 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.