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 *piš-, from Proto-Indo-European *pis-, from *peys-. Baltic cognates include Lithuanian pìsti (to copulate) (1sg. pisù). Other Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit पिनष्टि (pináṣṭi, to crush), Avestan 𐬞𐬌𐬱𐬀𐬥𐬙-(pišant-, pushing), Ancient Greek πτίσσω (ptíssō, to winnow grain, to crush in a mortar), Latin pīnsō (to crush) (infinitive pīnsere), Middle High German vīsel (mortar).



  1. to push, to shove


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Further readingEdit

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999) , “пиха́ть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 36
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “пиха́ть”, 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) , “*pьxati”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 426: “v. ‘push, shove’”
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) , “pháti”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar, Ljubljana: Inštitut za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, →ISBN: “*pьxa̋ti”