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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.




From the root of *gasìti + *-nǫti, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)gʷes-. Baltic cognates include Lithuanian gesýti (to extinguish), 1sg. gesaũ, gèsti (to be extinguished, to go out), 1sg. gestù, Latvian dzēst (to extinguish), dzist (to be extinguished, to go out). Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit जसते (jásate, to be extinguished), जासयति (jāsáyati, to extinguish, to exhaust), Ancient Greek σβέννῡμι (sbénnūmi, to extinguish).


*gàsnǫti impf

  1. to be extinguished, to go out


Accent paradigm a.

  • 1sg. *gasnǫ

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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