Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/nitь

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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.

Proto-SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *nítis, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)nh₁itis, from *(s)neh₁- (to spin, sew). Cognate with Latvian nĩts ((warp) thread), Lithuanian nýtis ((warp) thread).

NounEdit

*nìtь f

  1. thread

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Slavic:
    • Belarusian: ніць (nicʹ)
    • Russian: нить (nitʹ)
    • Ukrainian: нить (nytʹ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further readingEdit

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*nìtь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 353
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “нить”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress