Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bľьvati

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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 an earlier *bľuti +‎ *-ati, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlewH- (to overflow, to gush). Cognate with Lithuanian bliáuti (to bleat, to weep), Latvian bļaût (to bleat). Further akin to Ancient Greek φλύω (phlúō, to boil over), Latin fluō (flow).

According to Trubachev, from an earlier **bjьvati, similar to Proto-Slavic *pľьvati (to spit). This reconstruction however fails to explain all derivatives, in particular the iterative form *blyjati > dial. Bulgarian блия (blija), Serbo-Croatian бли́јати.

Verb[edit]

*bľьvati impf[1][2]

  1. to vomit, to puke

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bļьvàti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 46: “v. ‘vomit’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bljujǫ bljьvati”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (SA 204, 207, 236; PR 133)”