Reconstruction:Proto-Balto-Slavic/gúbtei

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This Proto-Balto-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-Balto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin disputed:

Possibly related to Ancient Greek κύπτω (kúptō, to cloak, to conceal), κῡφός (kūphós, bent, curved).

Verb[edit]

*gúbtei[2][3]

  1. to bend

Conjugation[edit]

Probably fixed accent (oxytone in Slavic), with various inchoative constructions:

  • n-infix present in Lithuanian (3p. gum̃ba)
  • ste-present in Latvian (3p. gubst)
  • né-present in Slavic (3p. *gǫbnètь)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Baltic:
    • Latvian: gubt
    • Lithuanian: gùbti
  • Proto-Slavic: *gъ(b)nǫti (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1976), “*bъgati”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological Dictionary of Slavic Languages] (in Russian), volume 3: (*bratrьcь – *cьrky), Moscow: Nauka, page 114
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*gъnǫti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 197: “BSl. *gub-”
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “gubti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 192: “BSl. *gub-”

Further reading[edit]

  • gubti”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012