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 *pis- +‎ *-ьmo. Per Vasmer, normally compared with Lithuanian piešìmas (drawing, daubing) (< piẽšti +‎ -imas).

Noun edit

*pisьmo n

  1. letter (written communication)
  2. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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References edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “письмо”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress
  • Sreznevsky, Izmail I. (1902) “письмо”, in Матеріалы для Словаря древне-русскаго языка по письменнымъ памятникамъ [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language Based on Written Monuments]‎[1] (in Russian), volumes 2 (Л – П), Saint Petersburg: Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, column 939