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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 *grimz-. Cognate with Lithuanian grim̃zti (to sink) (3sg. grim̃zta, 3sg. past grim̃zdo), Latvian grim̃t (to sink), grèmdêt (to immerse).


*gręzti impf

  1. to sink


This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Related termsEdit


  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: грꙗзти (grjazti, to sink, to wallow) (11th century?)
  • South Slavic: —
  • West Slavic: —


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  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*gręzti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 188–189
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1980), “*gręzti”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 07, Moscow: Nauka, pages 124–125
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “гря́знуть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress