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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 earlier *sьkati by the Slavic progressive palatalization, from Proto-Indo-European *sikʷ-, from *seykʷ-. Cognate with Sanskrit सिञ्चति (siñcáti, to pour out), Avestan 𐬵𐬌𐬧𐬗𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌(hiṇcaiti), 𐬵𐬌𐬗𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌(hicaiti, to pour), Old High German sīhan (to strain, to drip), German seichen (to piss), Ancient Greek ἷξαι (hîxai, to strain, to filter) (found in Hesychius of Alexandria), Latin siat, sissiat ((he) urinates).


*sьcati impf

  1. to piss



Further reading[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*sьcati”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 485
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “сцать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress