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.

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *apavas/*apavis, *apauvas/*apauvis.

Cognate with Lithuanian āpavas (footwear, shoes).
  • Vasmer: from *obuti (to put on footwear), from *ob- +‎ *uti (see *jьz-uti (to take off (footwear))).
Baltic cognates include Lithuanian aũti, aunù, aviaũ (to wear shoes, put on shoes, to shoe), apaũti (to shoe), Latvian àut, àunu (to put on shoes)
Indo-European cognates include Avestan 𐬀𐬊𐬚𐬭𐬀 (aoθra, shoe), Latin ex-uō (to undress, take off), Old Armenian ագանիմ (aganim).

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*obuvь f

  1. footwear, shoes

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References edit

  • Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (2003), “*obuvь/*obuva”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), numbers 30 (*obsojьnikъ – *obvedьnъjь), Moscow: Nauka, →ISBN, page 252
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “обувь”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress