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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 *ueʔtr-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁-.

Cognate with Lithuanian vė́tra (storm), Latvian vētra (storm), Old Prussian wetro (wind), Latin ventus (wind), Sanskrit वाति (vāti, to blow).


*vě̀trъ m[1][2]

  1. wind


Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • *vějati (to blow (of wind), winnow)


Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “ветер”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999) , “ветер”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 146


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*vě̀trъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 520: “m. o (a) ‘wind’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “větrъ”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (PR 131; MP 23)”