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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.


*làziti ?

  1. to creep, to crawl


Related termsEdit

  • *lazъ (plowed field? narrow passage?)


  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: lazit (to crawl, to climb)
    • Polabian: lozĕ (to climb)
    • Old Polish: łazić (to crawl, to move awkwardly)
    • Slovak: laziť (to crawl)
    • Slovincian: ḷãzĕc (to crawl around, to climb)
    • Sorbian:


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  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “ла́зить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., 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
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1987), “*laziti”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 14, Moscow: Nauka, pages 64–67