Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/rъvati

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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]

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian ravė́ti (to weed), 1sg. raviù, Latvian ravêt (to weed), Lithuanian ráuti (to tear out, to pull), Latvian raût (to tear, to pull, to take). Further connections:

Distantly related to English reave etc., from Proto-Germanic *reufaną, from a PIE root extension *Hrewp- of the above root. Not related to English rift etc., from Proto-Germanic *rīfaną, unless the Slavic word is actually a borrowing from Germanic.

Verb[edit]

*rъvàti impf[1]

  1. to tear

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “рвать”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, pages 100–101
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “рвать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*rъvàti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 441: “v. (c) ‘tear’”