This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Slavic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *kas + a particle *-to. Further from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos.

Pronoun edit


  1. who (interrogative)

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Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “кто”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*kъto”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 264:prn. ‘who’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “kъto čьto”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:c (SA 36; PR 139)
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “kdọ̄”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition,*kъ̏to