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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 *h₃ri-né-H-ti, from the root *h₃reyH-. Cognate with Sanskrit रिणाति (riṇā́ti, to make flow, to release), रीयते (rī́уаte, to begin to flow), Ancient Greek ὀρῑ́νω (orī́nō, to set in motion, to stimulate, to irritate) (Lesbian dialect ὀρίννω (orínnō)), Latin rīvus (stream), irrītō (to irritate), Old Irish rían (sea), riathor (waterfall), Old English rīð (stream).


*rìnǫti pf

  1. to push, to shove


Related terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: ринꙋти (rinuti, to throw, to push)
  • West Slavic:


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