Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/xovati

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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]

From *skovati (to watch attentively), an O-grade of Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewh₁- (to heed, to perceive).

Compare Ancient Greek θυο-σκόος (thuo-skóos, priest, literally watching the victim), Old High German scouwōn, German schauen (to look, behold), Gothic 𐌿𐍃-𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍃 (us-kaus, judicious), English show.

Without initial s-: Sanskrit कवि (kavi, overseer, shepherd), Ancient Greek κοέω (koéō, to notice, note, remark), Latin cavēre (to guard, abide by, (be)ware, watch out).

Verb[edit]

*xovati

  1. to take care, to tend
  2. to feed (secondary)

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Descendants[edit]

  • South Slavic:

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