Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/životъ

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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 *gʔiwot-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wotós. Morphologically as if *živъ (alive) +‎ *-otъ.

Baltic cognates are Lithuanian gyvatà (life) and Old Prussian giwato (life).

Indo-European cognates are Latin vīta (from *gʷih₃woteh₂), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá, life) and Ancient Greek βίοτος (bíotos).

Noun[edit]

*živõtъ m

  1. life
  2. belly

Inflection[edit]

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 563f
  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) Hrvatski etimološki rječnik (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, page 710f
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “живот”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress