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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 Proto-Balto-Slavic *gad-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰodʰ-, from the root *gʰedʰ-. Cognate with Latvian gadîtiês (to happen), Lithuanian guõdas (honor, worship, hospitality), Latvian gòds (honor, wedding, banquet), Proto-Germanic *gōdaz (good), English good.


*godìti ?

  1. to please


Related termsEdit


  • Church Slavonic: годити (goditi, to please, to satisfy)
  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: годити (goditi, to please; (reflexive) to be content) (11th century)
      • Belarusian: гадзі́ць (hadzícʹ, to please, to hire; (reflexive) to suit)
      • Russian: годи́ть (godítʹ, to wait, to loiter; (reflexive) to suit), 1sg. гожу́ (gožú), 3sg. годи́т (godít)
      • Ukrainian: годи́ти (hodýty, to please, to help; (reflexive) to agree, to reconcile, to suit, to arrange)
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: hoditi (to throw; (reflexive) to suit, to agree)
    • Polish: godzić (to reconcile, to heal, to unite; (reflexive) to agree, to succeed)
    • Slovak: hodiť (to throw, to make a sudden movement; (reflexive) to be thrown, to begin (to do something))
    • Slovincian: gʉ̀ɵ̯ǯĕc (to reconcile, to accept)
    • Sorbian:


  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “годи́ться”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, pages 198–199
  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*godìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 172
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1979), “*goditi (sę)”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 06, Moscow: Nauka, pages 188–190
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “год”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress