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Appendix:Proto-Slavic *konjь

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Proto-Slavic

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱem- (hornless). Cognate with English hind, Sanskrit śáma- ("hornless"), Greek κεμάς (kemás) ("young deer"), Old Prussian camstian (sheep) and camnet (horse).

All the major domesticated animals were horned cattle, hence the semantic contrast between, e.g., the hornless sheep of Old Prussian and the "hornless" horses of Old Prussian and Common Slavic eventually arose.

Noun

konjь m.

  1. horse

Descendants