LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier prie-, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *prei(ʔ), from Proto-Indo-European *prey. Cognate with Lithuanian priẽ (at, with, to), príe- (at, with, to), Old Prussian prei (at, with, to) and Common Slavic *pri (at, with, by).

PrefixEdit

pie-

  1. Usually found on verbs (and their derived nouns or adjectives) with the meaning "to", "to the front", or "joining", "adding", "in addition" (like Russian при- (pri-)).

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 419
Last modified on 8 February 2014, at 14:50