Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/kyvati

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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-Indo-European *kh₁u-, from the root *keh₁w-. Cognate with Latin cēveō (to move the backside in a lewd manner, to twerk). Vasmer suggests a possible additional cognate in Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌴𐍅𐌾𐌰𐌽 (skēwjan, to wander), while Chernykh adds as possibilities Ossetian чи́уын (ḱíwyn, to stagger, to stumble) (also кеун (kewn)), Kurdish [script needed] (keyan, to waver, to wobble).

Verb[edit]

*kyvati impf[1]

  1. to nod

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • *kyti (to pound, to wing)
  • *kyjati (to flap, to knock (with a hammer))

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*kyvati”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 267: “v. ‘nod’”