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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
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