Appendix:Proto-Slavic/xotěti

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

*xotěti

  1. to want, to wish
  2. to be about to

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is found in two variants, with *xot- and *xъt-. The inflection probably contained both stems in alternation, possibly like *bьrati ~ beretь. However, the original distribution of the two stem alternants is unknown, so both are treated as separate lemmas.

Descendants[edit]

West Slavic and Bulgarian have generalized the stem *xъt-, while East Slavic and Slovene have generalized *xot-. Serbo-Croatian preserves both stems alternating within a single paradigm; possibly an archaism.