On Common Slavic bystr, bystr, clear, clean and Their Derivatives Cover Image

K otázke praslov. bystr, byrz, čistý, a ich derivátov
On Common Slavic bystr, bystr, clear, clean and Their Derivatives

Author(s): Ľubor Králik
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Slavistický ústav Jána Stanislava Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: Etymology; Slavonic Languages; Common Slavic *bystru‘; Semantic shift

Summary/Abstract: The author deals with the semantic shift ,quick’ > ,clear, clean’, attested in Common Slavic *bystru‘ (in the paper, Slovak evidence for this shift is brought). The semantic-etymological analysis of some Slovak and Serbo-Croatian dialect words makes it possible to postulate an identical semantic change for Common Slavic *bu‘rzu‘ as well.

  • Issue Year: 32/1997
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Slovak