'loved, darling, beloved' in Turkish (sf. Turkm.
'beloved', Uzb. sevgi 'love', sevgili 'beloved'), because these words (taking inconsideration their meanings and the phonetic "closeness") may belong to the same "root" as
. So, supposedly, we cannot reject the possibility that Turkish
may be derived fromthe same basis as IE words for "sweet" (
; cf. Skr.
). The final sound 'h' in
, which allegedly has been added to the "Turkish stem"in Serbian, doesn't look convincing enough. Namely, there are many Serbian words with asimilar morphology. For example,
'smell', andalmost all verbs when used in aorist or imperfect tense (1st p. sing.
gledah, videh, radih, učih,
etc.). Here the Serbian verb
may be of a special interest because in an
aorist/imperfect form, which means ‘I seduced’, it sounds as
).Let us now make a small digression. There is a Latin adjective
suavidicus -a -um
with themeaning 'sweetly speaking'. Phonetically, that word is close to the Serbian verbs
the place of love meeting) might be of some help here because it shows that the Slavic verb
)plays the 'main role" in this case. Actually, Serbian
'like' means 'to see someone eye toeye' - and in addition - 'to be fond of seeing/meeting someone'. At first glance, it seemsimpossible to find any connection between Serbian word
), and I do not know that any scholar ever connected Slavic
'sweet' and English
. Vasmer (IV, p. 713; Brückner:
Słovnik etymologiczny języka
p.500, Skok III, 277) connects Russian
'salted, savory''. It is hard to determine if he was wrong here, but the name for salt (Lat.
'salt, brine, sea-water', Skr.
'salt, saline, brine', Gr.
- elision of theinitial h/s; Gr.
ἁλμυρός = Serb.
'brine') appeared to be derived from the PIE "root"
, which is in fact a prefixed
basis (cf. Skr.
'with salt, tin'; cf. Serb.
so- ljenje, do-so-ljavanje
‘salting’); i.e. it might be supposed that
is a cognate to the IE words for
'flowing, flood, waves',Serb.
zaliti, saliti, sliti, izliti
suffuse, flood, pour in/out';
ἅλιος 'of the see').
Turkish word for black is
, a loanword from Persian, probably related to Sanskrit
'black' and Slavic
). In Uzbek, there are two basicwords for 'love'. One is
and the other is
means 'glad, delighted, happy'