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See also: ити, йти, and -ити



From Old East Slavic ити (iti), from Proto-Slavic *jьti, from Proto-Indo-European. Compare Russian идти́ (idtí) and Belarusian ісці́ (iscí).


  • IPA(key): [iˈtɪ]
  • (file)


іти́ (itýimpf (perfective піти́)

  1. to go (on foot), to walk
  2. to go by, to pass (about time)
  3. to come out (about vapor, smoke)
  4. to go on, to proceed (about meeting)

Usage notes[edit]

  • іти́ (itý) and піти́ (pitý) are concrete verbs. Their counterpart, ходи́ти (xodýty), is an abstract verb.
  • The forms іти́ (itý) and йти (jty) are used interchangeably and are considered the same word but are different in spelling and pronunciation. Like other Ukrainian words, words starting with "і" + consonant are used after consonants or at the beginning of a clause, words starting with "й" + consonant are used after vowels.


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Further reading[edit]

  • іти in Bilodid, I. K., editor (1970–1980) Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy, Kiev: Naukova Dumka
  • іти in Horox (slovozmina)
  • іти in Slovnyk - portal ukrajinsʹkoji movy ta kulʹtury