Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/davati

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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 *dōˀwāˀtei, iterative of *dṓˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃-. Constructed as if *da(ti) +‎ *-vati, with the same suffix found in iterative (later imperfective) *stavati (to stand), *-znavati (to know), etc. Compare Latvian dãvât (to give (iterative)), Lithuanian daviaũ (I gave, past), Ancient Greek δοϝέναι (dowénai, to give (iterative)) (Cypriot dialect), Sanskrit दावने (dāváne).

Per Derksen, the 1sg. *dajǫ is built off the aorist stem.

Verb[edit]

*dāvàti impf (perfective *dati)[1]

  1. to give (iterative)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*dāvàti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 96: “v.”