See also: жрѣти

Contents

Old Church SlavonicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *žьrti, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *girʔ-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥H-, zero-grade of *gʷerH- (to welcome, greet, praise).[1] Cognates include Latin grātus (welcome), Lithuanian gìrti (to praise), Old Prussian girtwei (to praise) and Sanskrit गृणाति (gṛṇāti, to praise).

VerbEdit

жрьти (žrĭti)

  1. to sacrifice
  2. to offer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*žьrti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 566