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See also: pit, PIT, pít, pît, and piť



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *pínˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)penh₁-.

Cognate with Lithuanian pìnti, Polish piąć się (to climb) and Ancient Greek πένομαι (pénomai, to toil) (which apparently got generalized from some domestic work; compare Ancient Greek πᾶνος (pânos), πῆνος (pênos, thread on the bobbin) > Latin pānus), Proto-Germanic *spinnaną (to spin), possibly Old East Slavic понѧва (ponęva) / Russian поня́ва (ponjáva, blanket), Old Church Slavonic поукъ (pukŭ) > Russian пук (puk, bunch, tuft).


pīt (tr., 1st conj., pres. pinu, pin, pin, past pinu)

  1. to braid
  2. to plait
  3. to weave
  4. to wattle
  5. to wreathe



  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 399