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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 *po- +‎ *jasъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *yōˀs-, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₃s-. Cognate with Lithuanian júosta (girdle), Latvian jôsta (girdle), Ancient Greek ζωστήρ (zōstḗr, girdle), Ancient Greek ζωστός (zōstós, girdled), Avestan 𐬫𐬁𐬵- (yāh-, girdle), 𐬫𐬁𐬯𐬙𐬀 (yāsta, girdled), Albanian ngjesh (to gird).


*pȍjāsъ m

  1. girdle


Derived terms[edit]


  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: pás
    • Polish: pas
    • Slovak: pás
    • Sorbian:
      • Upper Sorbian: pas
      • Lower Sorbian: pas


  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 409
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “по́яс”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “по́яс”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 64