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 *gīˀwetei, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃weti.

Baltic cognates include Lithuanian gýti (to heal; to recover).

Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit जीवति (jī́vati), Latin vīvō (to live) (infinitive vīvere).

Verb edit


  1. to live

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Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “жить”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*žìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 562:v. (c) ‘live’