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



Cognate with Lithuanian bradýti, braidýti (to wade), Latvian bradāt. For further cognates and discussion of the Proto-Indo-European root, see *brestì. Derksen reconstructs causative Proto-Indo-European *bʰrodʰ-eye-.


*brodìti impf

  1. to wade (iterative)


Accent paradigm b (possibly).

Related termsEdit


  • Church Slavonic: бродити (broditi, to go across) (Russian)


  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*brodìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 63–64
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “броди́ть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “брести́”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 111
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1976), “*broditi (sę)”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 03, Moscow: Nauka, page 36