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 *gīˀwatás, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wotós. Morphologically as if *živъ (alive) +‎ *-otъ.

Baltic cognates are Lithuanian gyvatà (life) and Old Prussian giwato (life).

Indo-European cognates are Latin vīta (from *gʷih₃woteh₂), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá, life) and Ancient Greek βίοτος (bíotos).

Noun edit

*živòtъ m[1]

  1. life
  2. belly

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

  • Gluhak, Alemko (1993) “Proto-Slavic/životъ”, in Hrvatski etimološki rječnik [Croatian Etymology Dictionary] (in Serbo-Croatian), Zagreb: August Cesarec, →ISBN, page 710
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “живот”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*živòtъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 563