Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/svętъ

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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]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *śwentas, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwen- (holy). Compare Lithuanian šventas, Latvian svinēt, English housel.

Adjective[edit]

*svętъ

  1. holy, sacred

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Non-Slavic

References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “свято́й”, 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), “*svętъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 476