This Proto-Balto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Balto-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

Probably from an extension of Proto-Indo-European *h₂en-:

Verb edit


  1. to bring, to come forward

Conjugation edit

Fixed accent, ste- or je-present.

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • East Baltic:[1]
    • Latvian: nãkt
    • Lithuanian: nókti
  • ? Proto-Slavic: *načiti (to set up) (possibly)

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015) “nokti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 336

Further reading edit

  • nokti”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012
  • Toporov, Vladimir (1960) “Индоевропейский корень *ə₂еn- / *ə₂n- в балтийском и славянском”, in LP, pages 204-205
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1994), “*načiti”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 21 (*mъrskovatъjь – *nadějьnъjь), Moscow: Nauka, →ISBN, page 230