дёготь

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*dʰegʷʰ-

From Proto-Slavic *degъtь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *degut(i)os, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ-. Cognate with Slovak decht. Absent in the South Slavic languages. Non-Slavic cognates include Ancient Greek θεπτανός ‎(theptanós), Latin foveō ‎(warm), Sanskrit दहति ‎(dahati, burn). Compare Old Church Slavonic жєщи ‎(žešti).

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Noun[edit]

дёготь ‎(djógotʹm inan ‎(genitive дёгтя, nominative plural дёгти)

  1. tar, pitch

Usage notes[edit]

In the oblique cases, the г used to be pronounced like х: дёгтя = djóxtja. This pronunciation is now considered dated.

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