Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kovati

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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 *kauˀ-, from Proto-Indo-European *kowh₂-, from the root *kewh₂-. Cognate with Lithuanian káuti (to hew, to beat, to murder), Latvian kaût (to fight), Latin cūdere (to forge, to beat, to grind), Old Norse hǫggva (to hew, to beat), Old High German houwan (to hew, to beat), Old Irish cuad (to beat, to fight).

Verb[edit]

*kovàti impf[1][2]

  1. to forge

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*kovàti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 241: “v. (c) ‘forge’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “kovati: kujǫ kujetь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c (SA 204, 212, 214, 236; PR 139)”