tekėti

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *tek-[1], from Proto-Indo-European *tekʷ-[1]. Cognates include Latvian tecēt[1], Serbo-Croatian тећи/teći (to flow)[1], Sanskrit तक्ति (tákti, to rush)[1] and Old Irish techid (to flee)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tʲɛˈkʲêːtʲɪ]

Verb[edit]

tekė́ti (third-person present tense tẽka, third-person past tense tekė́jo) [2]

(intransitive)

  1. to flow
    upė teka - a river flows
    upelis teka[2] - a brook flows
  2. (about celestial body): to rise
    saulė teka[2] - the Sun rises
    žvaigždės teka - stars rise
  3. (of a woman): to marry
    marti teka - the bride marries

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See also[edit]

  • ((of a man) to marry): vesti

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 489
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 “tekėti” in Balčikonis, Juozas et al. (1954), Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas. Vilnius: Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla.