Appendix:Proto-Slavic/cěsta

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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]

According to Derksen, the best etymology is by Zubatý 1894 who connects it with Lithuanian káišti (to scrape), with "road" being a "worn path" or "flattened/cleared path"; compare Latin via trita (beaten path, safe path) and Polish utarta droga. Morphologically from the verb *cěstiti (to clean), and possibly an old calque of Latin strāta (paved road) or Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa, street), which according to Skok explains limited distribution (only in Western, Northern and Southern dialects).

Noun[edit]

*cěsta f

  1. road

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