This Proto-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-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *šeśtas, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sweḱstós (ordinal form of *swéḱs). Cognate with Lithuanian šẽštas (sixth) Latvian sȩstais (sixth), Old Prussian wuschts, usts, uschts (sixth), Sanskrit षष्ठ (ṣaṣṭha, sixth). Per Derksen, the oldest Balto-Slavic form may have been *uśtas, on the strength of the Old Prussian evidence, with *šeśtas a later development influenced by *śeś (six).

Adjective edit

Proto-Slavic numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: *šestь
    Ordinal: *šestъ
    Adverbial: *šestь kortь
    Multiplier: *šesterъnъ, *šestь kortьnъ
    Collective: *šestero
    Fractional: *šestina


  1. sixth

Declension edit

Accent paradigm c.

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*šȇstъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 487