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 *eitei, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éyti (to go). Cognates include Lithuanian eĩti (to go, walk), Latin (to go).

The suppletive past participle stem *šьd- is likely from the same root as *xoditi, although the exact derivation of the form is problematic.[1]


*jьti impf[2][3]

  1. to go



ісці́ (iscí), идти́ (idtí), iść, ísť (< *id-ti) are back-formed from the present stem

Further readingEdit

  • Chernykh, Pavel (1999), “идти”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russian Language, page 337
  • Sreznevsky, Izmail (1893), “идти”, in Матеріалы для Словаря древне-русскаго языка по письменнымъ памятникамъ[1] [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 1: А К, Saint Petersburg: Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 1023


  1. ^ Kortlandt, Frederik (1988), “Remarks on Winter's law”, in Andre van Holk, editor, Dutch contributions to the 10th international congress of slavists, Sofia, Amsterdam: Rodopi
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*jьti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 216: “v. ‘go’”
  3. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “iti: jьdǫ jьdetь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “b gå (PR 136)”