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Appendix:Proto-Slavic/pьstrъ

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This entry contains Proto-Slavic 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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

With epenthesis from Proto-Balto-Slavic *piśras, from Proto-Indo-European *piḱrós, from the root *peyḱ- (to mark, paint), whence also *pьsati (to write) and probably *pьsъ (dog).

Direct cognate is Ancient Greek πικρός (pikrós, sharp, pointed).

AdjectiveEdit

*pьstrъ (accent paradigm b)

  1. variegated

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 430f
  • пестрый” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv