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Studies in Uralic Etymology I: Saami Etymologies
Studies in Uralic Etymology I: Saami Etymologies

Author(s): Aikio Ante
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Teaduste Akadeemia Kirjastus
Keywords: Uralic languages Saami languages etymology historical ­phonology

Summary/Abstract: This paper is the first part in a series of studies that present additions to the corpus of etymological comparisons between the Uralic languages, drawing data from all the major branches of the language family. It includes both previously unnoticed cognates that can be added to already established Uralic cognate sets, as well as a few completely new reconstructions of Uralic word roots. In this first part new Uralic etymologies for the following Saami words are discussed: North Saami báhtarit ’flee, escape’ (< PU *pätäri-), cáhkit ’put (into), stick into’ (< PU *čäkä-), čoska ’block of wood’ (< PU *čučki), fađđut ’beat, lash, slap’ (< PU *widi-), guodja ’flower stalk or seed shell of a sedge’ (< PU *kaji), guolmmas ’soft, white inner bark of conifers’ (< PU *kolmis), vuođđu ’bottom, foundation’ (< PU *ad'i-), and South Saami muhtsies ’slovenly, untidy, messy’ (< PU *muča) and vïekedh ’grab, take hold of’ (< PU *wexi-), and Ter Saami cāhped ’make corner joints (in building logs)’ (< PU *čyppa-).

  • Issue Year: XLIX/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 161-174
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English