Appendix:Proto-Slavic/cěsta

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Derksen, the best etymology is by Zubatý 1894 who connects it with Lithuanian káišti ‎(to scrape), with "road" being a "worn path" or "flattened/cleared path"; compare Latin via trita ‎(beaten path, safe path) and Polish utarta droga. Morphologically from the verb *cěstiti ‎(to clean), and possibly an old calque of Latin strāta ‎(paved road) or Ancient Greek πλατεῖα ‎(plateîa, street), which according to Skok explains limited distribution (only in Western, Northern and Southern dialects).

Noun[edit]

*cěsta f

  1. road

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Church Slavonic: цѣста ‎(cěsta) (Russian)
  • East Slavic: —

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