Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/ščitъ

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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 *skeitas, *skaita-, from Proto-Indo-European *skey-to-m, from *skey- (to cut, separate).

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian skiẽtas (reed), Latvian šķiêts (reed), šķieta (goose sternum), Old Prussian scaytan (shield).

Indo-European cognates include Latin scūtum (shield) from *skoytom; and Old Irish scíath (shield), Welsh ysgwyd (shield), Breton skoed (Old Breton skoit), all from Proto-Celtic *skētos, from *skeytos.

Comparison with Proto-Germanic *skelduz (shield) is doubtful.

Noun[edit]

*ščĩtъ m

The original meaning was "something cut off, separated" > "board"

  1. shield

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: щитъ (ščitŭ)

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