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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Indo-European *h₁em- (to take, distribute).[1] Related to *ętì (to take), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *ímtei.


*jьměti impf[2][3]

  1. to have


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  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 1, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 310-311
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*jьměti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 211: “v. (c) ‘have’”
  3. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “jьměti: jьmamь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b have (PR 136)”
  4. ^ Sreznevsky, Izmail I. (1893), “имѣти”, in Матеріалы для Словаря древне-русскаго языка по письменнымъ памятникамъ [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language Based on Written Monuments]‎[1] (in Russian), volume 1: А – К, Saint Petersburg: Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, column 1096
  5. ^ Barkhudarov, S. G., editor (1979), “имѣти”, in Словарь русского языка XI–XVII вв. [Dictionary of the Russian Language: 11–17th cent.] (in Russian), issue 6 (зипунъ – иянуарий), Moscow: Nauka, page 229
  6. ^ Hrinchenko, Borys, editor (1924), “імі́ти”, in Словарь української мови [Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Russian), volume 1: А – Н, Berlin: Ukrainske Slowo, page 734
  7. ^ Lorentz, Friedrich (1908), “mjìe̯c”, in Slovinzisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, Saint Petersburg: ОРЯС ИАН, page 633