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

According to Derksen, ‘probably’ a borrowing from Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃 (lists), from Proto-Germanic *listiz. Pronk-Tiethoff points out that while morphologically a West-Germanic origin cannot be fully ruled out, the semantics in Slavic better match those of the Gothic word than those of the Old High German and Old Saxon reflexes of Germanic *listiz.

Noun edit

*lь̏stь f[1][2]

  1. ruse, decoy
    Synonyms: *jьzmama, *mana, *ulovъka
  2. flattery
    Synonym: *laska

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Further reading edit

  • Georgiev, Vladimir I., editor (1986), “лъст”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volumes 3 (крес¹ – мѝнго¹), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Pubg. House, page 560
  • Pronk-Tiethoff, Saskia E. (2013) The Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic[2], Amsterdam - New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, pages 149-150
  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1990), “*lьstь”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 17 (*lъžь – *matješьnъjь), Moscow: Nauka, →ISBN, page 97
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “лесть”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*lь̑stь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 298:f. i (c) ‘ruse’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “lьstь”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:f. c smiger, bedrag (PR 138)