Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/gajati

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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-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of onomatopoeic nature, formed as ga! +‎ *-jati. Continues Proto-Balto-Slavic *gāˀi-, from Proto-Indo-European *g⁽ʷ⁾eH- (to sing). Cognate with Sanskrit गायति (gā́yati, to sing) and akin to Latvian dziêdât (to sing), Lithuanian giedóti (to sing)[1]. The Baltic forms are enlarged with *-d⁽ʰ⁾-.

VerbEdit

*gajati impf[2]

  1. to caw, to croak

InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: гаяти (gajati, to caw, croak)
    • Russian: га́ять (gájatʹ, to yawn, talk, scream, curse) (dialectal)

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “*giedoti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 174
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*gajati”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 161