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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.



Cognate with Lithuanian laĩškas, láiškas (letter), Latvian laiska (leaf of a flax stalk), laiksne (white water-lily), and Old Prussian lāiskas (book). Baltic forms require pre-form of Proto-Balto-Slavic *laiskas, while Slavic forms require *leistas.


*lȋstъ m

  1. leaf


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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “лист”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 279f
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1988), “*listъ”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 15, Moscow: Nauka, page 147f
  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) Hrvatski etimološki rječnik (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, page 378
  • laiškas in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė