Slavonic root "des(i)"

Discussion in 'Other Slavic Languages' started by Dunav, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Dunav Member

    New Orleans
    In old slavic names we sometimes see a root "des" in formations like Desislava (Bulgarian), Desimir(a) (Serbian), Desic (surname, Serbian), etc.

    Now many times we see that archaic roots not in much use nowadays survive in names, like Drago-, Blago-, Chedo-, Hrelj-, Jaro-, Kuli-, Preli-, Premi-, Pribi-, and so on. Is Desi- such a root? Does it have any surviving cognates in other slavic languages?
  2. bibax Senior Member

    Czech (Prague)
    My guess: desnъ (right), like in desan, odesiti, ...

    In Czech we have only Desná (a river), it is in fact a left tributary (like Desna, a tributary of Dnieper).
  3. Maroseika Moderator

    Maybe it is from Old Slavonic десити - to meet, to encounter. So Десислав - the one, meeting or searching the glory; Desic - foundling (Найденов - well known Russian surname).
  4. FairOaks Banned

    Някакъв именник изрових одеве. Десити действително значело намирам, нахождам, срещам, сварвам, заварвам, откривам, случвам/попадам (на) и т.н., но също така се ползвало в смисъла на постигам, достигам, спечелвам, получавам, осъществявам, извършвам, сдобивам се (с) и пр. Не знам дали е вярно, но поне звучи смислено — постигнал слава или пък постигащ мир.
  5. ahvalj

    ahvalj Senior Member

  6. Dunav Member

    New Orleans
    Hvala vam.

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