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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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *lugtei, from Proto-Indo-European *lugʰ-yé-ti, ye-present of *lewgʰ- (to lie, to tell falsehood).

Cognate with Lithuanian lūgóti (to request, bet), Latvian lùgt (to request, invite) and Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌲𐌰𐌽 (liugan, to lie).


*lъga̋ti impf

  1. to lie


Accent paradigm b.

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