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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.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *bed-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ-h₂-ti. Cognate with Latvian best, Lithuanian bèsti, Old Prussian embaddusisi. The iterative forms (h₂ye-theme) of this verb are also cognate with Latin fodiō and Proto-Germanic *badōną.



  1. to stab, sting


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  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bostì”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 88: “v. (c) ‘stab, sting’”
  2. ^ Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “бода́ть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  3. ^ Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1975), “*bosti (sę)”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 02, Moscow: Nauka, page 222
  4. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “bosti: bodǫ bodetь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c støde (PR 139)”