спеть

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old East Slavic спѣти (spěti, to hasten, to succeed). Akin to Slovene speti (to hasten), Slovak dospieť (grow mature), Czech spět, spěch. Non-Slavic cognates include Sanskrit स्फायते (sphā́yatē, to grow fat, increase) and German sich sputen (to hasten).

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спеть (spetʹimpf (perfective поспе́ть)

  1. to ripen
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Etymology 2[edit]

с- + петь.

Verb[edit]

спеть (spetʹpf (imperfective петь)

  1. to sing
  2. to crow
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References[edit]

  • спеть” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv