Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/letěti

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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]

Formed as *letъ (flight) +‎ *-ěti from Proto-Balto-Slavic *lekt-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lek-. Akin to Lithuanian lė̃kti (to fly), 3sg. lẽkia, Latvian lèkt (to jump, (rarely) to fly), 3sg. lec, Ancient Greek ληκάω (lēkáō, to dance to music), Middle High German lecken (to hop).

Verb[edit]

*letě̀ti impf[1][2][3]

  1. to fly

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*letěti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 271: “v. (c) ‘fly’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “letěti: letjǫ letitь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “c flyve (PR 139)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016), “letẹ́ti”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*letě̋ti”