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-Indo-European *loh₁ǵ-ey-, causative/iterative of *leh₁ǵ-. Cognate with Latvian lẽzêt (to slide), Old Prussian līse ((he) crawls, 3sg.), Old Norse lágr (low), English low.



  1. to creep, to crawl


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Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “ла́зить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “лезть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 474
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1987), “*laziti”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 14, Moscow: Nauka, page 64


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*làziti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 269: “v. (a) ‘crawl, creep’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “laziti: lazjǫ lazitь”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a klatre (PR 133)”