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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 [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *derH- (to split, to separate; to tear, to crack, to shatter), reanalyzed form of an earlier *dertì.


*dьràti impf[1][2][3]

  1. to tear, to flay


  • Intensive derivative: *-dirati

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Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “драть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1978) , “*dьrati”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 05, Moscow: Nauka, page 218
  • Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971) , “дера”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 343


  1. ^ Nikolajev, S. L. (2014) , “K rekonstrukcii akcentnyx klassov balto-slavjanskix glagolov*”, in Balto-slavjanskije issledovanija – XIX, Moscow – Saint-Petersburg: The work was carried out with the support of the basic research Program of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*dьrati”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 135: “v. ‘tear, flay’”
  3. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “dьrati: derǫ deretь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (SA 204, 236; PR 139)”
  4. ^ Zaliznjak, Andrej A. (2014) , “Drevnerusskoje udarenije. Obščije svedenija i slovarʹ”, in Languages of Slavic Culture[1] (in Russian), Moscow: Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, page 278: “дра́ти”