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.

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Etymology edit

From *kopъtь (soot) +‎ *-iti.

Verb edit


  1. to soot, to blacken

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Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1984), “*kopъtiti”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 11 (*konьcь – *kotьna(ja)), Moscow: Nauka, page 29
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “копти́ть”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress