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 *gīˀwetei, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃weti.

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

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

Verb[edit]

*žìti[1]

  1. to live

Inflection[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: жыць (žycʹ)
    • Russian: жить (žitʹ)
    • Rusyn: жы́ти (žŷ́ty)
    • Ukrainian: жи́ти (žýty)
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic:
      Cyrillic: жити (žiti)
      Glagolitic: [Term?]
    • Slovene: žíti
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “жить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*žìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 562: “v. (c) ‘live’”