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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic шатати (šatati), from Proto-Slavic *šętati. Cognate with Old Church Slavonic шѩтаниѥ (šjętanije), Ukrainian шата́тися (šatátysja, to sway, to stagger), Bulgarian ше́там (šétam, to go back and forth, to manage, to serve), Serbo-Croatian ше́тати (to walk) (1sg. ше̑та̄м or ше̑ће̄м), Slovene šétati se (to walk), Czech šátat (to move).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʂɐˈtatʲ]
  • IPA(key): [ʂɨˈtatʲ] (phonetic respelling: шета́ть)

VerbEdit

шата́ть (šatátʹimpf (perfective зашата́ть or шатну́ть)

  1. to sway, to rock, to shake
    Брат на это кивал и ухмылялся, шатая ногою легкий тазик
    Brat na eto kival i uxmyljalsja, šataja nogoju lexkij tazik
    My brother beckoned and grinned at it, swaying with his foot the tranquil basin
  2. (impersonal) to stagger, to reel

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

ReferencesEdit

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