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See also: жрѣти

Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Proto-Slavic *žьrti, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *girʔ-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥H-, zero-grade of *gʷerH- (to welcome, greet, praise).[1] Cognates include Latin grātus (welcome), Lithuanian gìrti (to praise), Old Prussian girtwei (to praise) and Sanskrit गृणाति (gṛṇāti, to praise).


жрьти (žrĭti)

  1. to sacrifice
  2. to offer


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*žьrti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 566