• Loanwords from unattested Nordic source forms in Saami

    Author(s):
    Ante Aikio (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Comparative linguistics, Language and languages--Etymology, Germanic languages, Linguistics, Uralic languages
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Etymology, Germanic linguistics, Uralic linguistics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/60sa-p468
    Abstract:
    Among the numerous loanwords Saami has adopted from Proto-Norse there are also cases where the loan original has not been retained in modern or his- torically attested Nordic languages. Such etymologies can nevertheless be es- tablished on the basis of surviving cognate forms in other Germanic languages. Seven previously proposed etymologies of this kind are scrutinized, including those for North Saami duodji ‘handicraft’ and ráidalas ‘ladder’. Twelve new etymologies of the same type are argued for, among them explanations for the origin of North Saami ámadadju ‘face’, iktit ‘reveal, disclose’, and ivdni ‘color’.
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