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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *degъtь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *degut(j)as, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ-. Cognate with Slovak decht. Absent in the South Slavic languages. Non-Slavic cognates include Ancient Greek θεπτανός (theptanós), Latin foveō (warm), Sanskrit दहति (dahati, burn). Compare Old Church Slavonic жєщи (žešti).

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NounEdit

дёготь (djógotʹm inan (genitive дёгтя, nominative plural дёгти, genitive plural дёгтей)

  1. tar, pitch

Usage notesEdit

In the oblique cases, the г used to be pronounced like х: дёгтя = djóxtja. This pronunciation is now considered dated.

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