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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms 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 *saušīˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂sows-éye-ti, a causative/iterative formation built on Proto-Indo-European *h₂sews- (to be dry) (also reconstructed as *sh₂ews-). Equivalent to *suxъ (dry) +‎ *-iti.

Cognate with Lithuanian saũsinti (to dry (transitive)), saũsti (to wither), sùsti (to scab over) (1sg. susù), saũsas (dry), Latvian sust (to dry (intransitive)) (1sg. susu), susêt (to wither) (1sg. susu, susẽju), sàuss (dry), Old Prussian sausā (dry, fem. acc. sg.), Sanskrit शोषयति (śoṣáyati, to let dry), शुष्क (śúṣka, dry, barren), Avestan 𐬵𐬎𐬱𐬐𐬀(huška, dry), Homeric Ancient Greek αὖος (aûos, dry), Old English sēar (dry), English sere, sear.


sušìti impf

  1. (transitive) to dry


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  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*sušìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden; Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 474