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

From earlier *mogtì (through the law of open syllables), equal to *mog- + *-ti. Further, from Proto-Indo-European *megʰ-. Cognate with Proto-Germanic *maganą (to be able, may).

Verb edit


  1. to be able

Conjugation edit

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References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*mogtì”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 321:v. (b) ‘be able’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “mogti: mogǫ možetь”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:b (SA 208, 252; PR 136; MP 19)