Old Permic


See under Permic.

Definition for old permic (2 of 2)


[ pur-mik ]
/ ˈpɜr mɪk /


a subfamily of Finnic, comprising the modern languages Udmurt and Komi, spoken in northeastern European Russia, and fragmentary attestations of an earlier language (Old Permic), dating from the 15th century.

Origin of Permic

Perm (Russian Permʾ) + -ic, as translation of Russian pérmskiĭ
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