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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-Balto-Slavic *laup-ei-tei. Cognate with Lithuanian laupýti (to tear off), Latvian làupît (to peel, to rob, to plunder), Lithuanian lùpti (to tear, to peel, to beat).


*lūpìti ?

  1. to peel


Related termsEdit


  • West Slavic:
    • Old Czech: lúpiti (to rob, to peel)
    • Old Polish: łupić (to take a forcible pledge?; to rob; to peel)
      • Polish: łupić (to peel, to plunder, to rob, to beat), 1sg. łupię
    • Slovak: lúpiť (to steal)
    • Slovincian: lȧ̃pjĭc (to clean, to peel, to tear; to rob; to beat)
    • Sorbian:
      • Upper Sorbian: łupić (to tear, to peel)
      • Lower Sorbian: łupiś


  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “лупи́ть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in ru), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, pages 495–496
  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*lūpìti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 291
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “лупи́ть”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in ru), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1990), “*lupiti (sę)”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in ru), volume 16, Moscow: Nauka, page 183