degti

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Latvian[edit]

Participle[edit]

degti

  1. nominative plural masculine form of degts

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *deg- (or Proto-Balto-Slavic *deg-tei[1]), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). Cognates include Latvian degt, Sudovian degt, Old Prussian dagis (summer) (cf. Lithuanian dagà (scorching sun), Proto-Slavic *žeg- < *geg- < *deg- (Old Church Slavonic жєщи (žešti), Russian жгу (žgu, I burn), Belarusian жгаць (žhacʹ), Ukrainian dialectal жегти́ (žehtý)), Middle Irish daig, genitive dega (fire, pain), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (dags, day), English day, Sanskrit दहति (dáhati, to burn, to consume), Latin foveō (to keep warm), favilla (embers, cinders) (< *dʰogʷʰ-), Tocharian A tsäk-, Tocharian B tsak (to burn).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dègti (third-person present tense dẽga, third-person past tense dẽgė)

  1. to burn

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ronald Kim (forth.), The phonology of Balto-Slavic, In: Handbook of Indo-European Studies, ed. M. Weiss & A. Garrett, OUP
  2. ^ “degti” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7