спеть

RussianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PIE root
*speh₁-

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).

VerbEdit

спеть ‎(spetʹimpf ‎(perfective поспе́ть)

  1. to ripen
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Etymology 2Edit

с- + петь.

VerbEdit

спеть ‎(spetʹpf ‎(imperfective петь)

  1. to sing
  2. to crow
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ReferencesEdit

  • спеть in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
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