Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/jьskati

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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.

Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *īˀskāˀ-, *aiˀskāˀ-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂is-sk-e-, from *h₂eys-. Cognate with Lithuanian ieškóti (to look for) (1sg. íeškau), Latvian iẽskât (to search for lice), Sanskrit इच्छति (icchati, to long for, wish, to seek), Avestan 𐬌𐬯𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌(isaiti, to seek), Latin aeruscō (to beg, to ask for), Old High German eiscōn (to investigate, to demand), Old English āscian (to ask), English ask, Old Armenian այց (aycʿ, visit; search), հայց (haycʿ, demand, request; seeking).

VerbEdit

*jьskati impf[1]

  1. to look for, to seek

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*jьskàti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 214: “v. (b) ‘look for, seek’”