жрьти

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[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).

Verb[edit]

жрьти ‎(žrĭti)

  1. to sacrifice
  2. to offer

References[edit]

  1. ^ “*žьrti” in Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 566