Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/potъ

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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 earlier *poktъ, from Proto-Indo-European *pokʷtós, from *pekʷ- + *-tós. Equivalently from *peťi (to bake) +‎ *-tъ.

Formally matches Welsh poeth (hot) (< *pokʷ-to- < *kʷokʷ-to-).

Noun[edit]

*pȏtъ m

Probably the original meaning was swelter, heat.

  1. sweat

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: pot
    • Polish: pot
    • Slovak: pot
    • Sorbian:
      • Upper Sorbian: pót

References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*pȏtъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 415
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “пот”, 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), “пот”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 61
  • Šanskij, N. M. (2004), “пот”, in Školʹnyj etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [School Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Drofa