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.



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*mě̀sto n[1][2]

  1. place, location
  2. settlement, town, city


Derived termsEdit


  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: ме́ста (mjésta, town, city)
    • Russian: ме́сто (mésto, place, location)
    • Ukrainian: мі́сто (místo, town, city)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: město (town, city), místo
    • Kashubian: miasto (town, city)
    • Polish: miasto (town, city)
    • Slovak: mesto (town, city), miesto
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: město (town, city)
      • Upper Sorbian: město (town, city)
  • Non-Slavic:

Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “ме́сто”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*mě̀sto”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 313: “n. o (a) ‘place’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) , “město”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (PR 132; MP 24; RPT 111)”