питати

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pȳtàti (to ask, examine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǐːtati/
  • Hyphenation: пи‧та‧ти

Verb[edit]

пи́тати impf (Latin spelling pítati)

  1. (transitive) to ask
  2. (reflexive) to wonder oneself, ask oneself
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pitàti (to feed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pîtati/
  • Hyphenation: пи‧та‧ти

Verb[edit]

пи̏тати impf (Latin spelling pȉtati)

  1. (transitive) to feed, to nourish
    • 1788, Доситеј Обрадовић, Свиња и храст:
      Свиња долазаше често под један жировити храст, и ту се с жиром храњаше. Храст јој рече једном: „Колико се с мојим плодом питаш, а никада нећеш на ме да погледаш, ни да ми захвалиш!”
      A swine went often under an acorn oak, and there it munched acorn. The oak said at once to the swine: “As much as you feed yourself with my fruits, nonetheless you never look at me, nor thank me!”
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Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic пытати (pytati), from Proto-Slavic *pytati.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [peˈtɑte]

Verb[edit]

пита́ти (pytátyimpf (perfective спита́ти)

  1. to ask

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References[edit]

  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (2003), “питати”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), volume IV, Kiev: Naukova Dumka, page 378
  • питати in Bilodid I. K., editor (1970–1980) Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka