Appendix:Proto-Slavic/ěsti

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *ēstei (present *ḗdmi), usually explained as an instance of Winter's law, deriving from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat).

PIE root *h₁ed- is sometimes argued to have an acrostatic Narten present, with a lengthened-grade in the singular active, which would render the Proto-Indo-European source as *h₁ḗd-.

Cognate with Latvian ēst, Lithuanian ė́sti and Old Prussian īst, īstwei.

Verb[edit]

(j)ěsti (underlying */(j)ěd-ø-ti/)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to eat

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 154