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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-Indo-European (see *peh₃-):

Cognate with Sanskrit पिबति ‎(pibati, he drinks), पीत ‎(pīta, drunk), Ancient Greek πίνω ‎(pínō, I drink), πώνω ‎(pṓnō, I drink), Latin bibō ‎(I drink) (< *pibō), Albanian pi ‎(I drink), Old Irish ibim ‎(I drink).

Next cognates include Lithuanian puotà ‎(drinking spree, wassail), Old Prussian pōuton ‎(to drink), poieiti ‎(drink (imperative)), Sanskrit पाति ‎(pāti, he drinks), पाययति ‎(pāyayati, to give to drink), Ancient Greek πόσις ‎(pósis, the act of drinking), Latin pōtus ‎(drunk, having been drunk).


*pìti (underlying */pi-∅-ti/)

  1. to drink


  • Simple present *pьj-
  • X-aorist *pi-

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

See also[edit]

  • *pivo ‎(drink, beer)
  • *pojiti ‎(to give to drink)
  • *pojь ‎(beverage, drink)


  • West Slavic:


  • 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 401
  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “пить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “пить”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 36