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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-Indo-European *peh₃-:

Cognates include Lithuanian puotà (drinking spree, wassail), Old Prussian pōuton (to drink), poieiti (drink (imperative)), Sanskrit पाति (pāti, he drinks), पाययति (pāyayati, to give to drink), Ancient Greek πόσις (pósis, the act of drinking), πίνω (pínō, I drink), πώνω (pṓnō, I drink), Latin pōtus (drunk, having been drunk), and (from reduplicated present stem) Sanskrit पिबति (pibati, he drinks), पीत (pīta, drunk), Latin bibō (I drink) (< *pibō), Albanian pi (I drink), Old Irish ibim (I drink).


*pìti impf[1][2][3]

  1. to drink


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Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max, “пить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[3] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress, 1964–1973
  • Černyx, P. Ja., “пить”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, 1999, page 36


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*pìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 401: “v. ‘drink’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas, “piti: pijǫ pijetь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander, 2001: “c (SA 204, 234, 236f.; PR 139)”
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko, “píti”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar[2], Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, 2016, →ISBN: “*pi̋ti, sed. *pь̏jǫ