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

Inherited from Proto-Balto-Slavic *kwaitas, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwoyt-o-s, with irregular centumization, from *ḱweyt- (to shine). By surface analysis, *kvisti (to bloom) +‎ *-ъ. Doublet of *světъ.

Noun edit

*kvě̑tъ m[1][2]

  1. flower (a plant that bears flowers)
  2. (botany) flower (the part of the flowering plant containing the reproductive organs)

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Further reading edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1987), “*květъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 13 (*kroměžirъ – *kyžiti), Moscow: Nauka, page 162
  • Chernykh, P. Ja. (1993) “цвет”, in Историко-этимологический словарь русского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), 3rd edition, volume 2 (панцирь – ящур), Moscow: Russian Lang., →ISBN, page 362
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “цвет”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*kvě̑tъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 258:m. o (c) ‘flower’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “květъ”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:c (SA 156; PR 137); d (OSA 142; RPT 98, 101f.)