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 *gursti-. Cognate with Latvian gùrste (bundle of flax) and possibly with Ancient Greek ἀγοστός (agostós, flat of the hand).

Noun edit

*gъ̑rstь f

  1. cupped hand

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

References edit

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) “*gъ̑rstь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 199
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “горсть”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress