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