Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/žiti

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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 *gˀi-, *gˀiw-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷh₃i(-u)- (Derksen) or *gʷíh₃weti.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian gýti (to heal; to recover).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit जीवति (jīvati), Latin vīvō (to live) (infinitive vīvere).

Verb[edit]

žìti

  1. to live

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 562
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “жить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress