Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/žito

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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 *geit-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeHi-to-.

Baltic cognates include Old Prussian geytye, geits (bread).

Indo-European cognates include Irish biathaim, Welsh bwyd (food, meat).

Noun[edit]

*žìto n

  1. grain, corn

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References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*žìto”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 563
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “жито”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress