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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 *gad-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰodʰ-, from the root *gʰedʰ-. Cognate with Latvian gadîtiês (to happen), Lithuanian guõdas (honor, worship, hospitality), Latvian gòds (honor, wedding, banquet), Proto-Germanic *gōdaz (good), English good.



  1. to please


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Further reading[edit]

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “годи́ться”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, pages 198–199
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1979), “*goditi (sę)”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 06, Moscow: Nauka, page 188
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “год”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*godìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 172: “v. (c) ‘please’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “goditi: godjǫ goditь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c vente, tøve (PR 139)”