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


*rỳti impf[1]

  1. to dig


Related terms[edit]


  • Church Slavonic: рыти (ryti) (Serbian)
  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: рыти (ryti)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “рыть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 131
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “рыть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*rỳti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 442: “v. (a) ‘dig, root’”