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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *pūteiti.

Cognates include Lithuanian pūti (id.), Gothic fūls (fūls), Old High German fūl, German faul (rotten, rancid, lazy), Old Norse feyja (to cause to rot), Sanskrit पूयति (pūyati, rots, smells), Ancient Greek [script?] (pȳthein, to cause to rot), [script?] (pȳthestai, to rot), Latin pūtēre (to rot, smell rotten), pūtidus, puter (rotten), Persian پوسیدن (to rot).

Past stem puv- derivations: puve, puvekļi, puveši, puvums, papuve, regional puvēns (= puveklis "a chunk of rotten matter").[1]

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

pūt intr., 1st conj., pres. pūstu, pūsti, pūst, past puvu

  1. to rot

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “pūt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7