Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/děti

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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 1[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *dēˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁ti, from *dʰeh₁- (to do).

Verb[edit]

*děti impf (perfective *děnǫti)[1]

  1. to do
  2. to put, to place
    → to put on clothes
  3. to thread, to pass through, to brace
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

From an extended form *dějati:

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See *dětь.

Noun[edit]

*děti f[2][3]

  1. children (plural of *dětь)
Usage notes[edit]

May have functioned as a plurale tantum in Proto-Slavic, with the singular handled by *dětę.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*děti I”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 104: “v. ‘do, say’”
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*děti II”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 104: “Npl. f. ‘children’”
  3. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “děti”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “f.pl.tant. c children (PR 138)”