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Etymology 1Edit

From Old East Slavic спѣти(spěti, to hasten, to succeed). Akin to Slovene speti(to hasten), Slovak dospieť(grow mature), Czech spět, spěch. Non-Slavic cognates include Sanskrit स्फायते(sphā́yatē, to grow fat, increase) and German sich sputen(to hasten).

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спеть ‎(spetʹimpf ‎(perfective поспе́ть)

  1. to ripen
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Etymology 2Edit

с-(s-) +‎ петь(petʹ)

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спеть ‎(spetʹpf ‎(imperfective петь)

  1. to sing
  2. to crow
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ReferencesEdit

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “спеть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress