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 *paktas, from Proto-Indo-European *pokʷtós, from *pekʷ- + *-tós. Equivalently from *peťi (to bake) +‎ *-tъ.


*pȍtъ m[1]

  1. sweat



  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: потъ (potŭ)
  • West Slavic:

Further readingEdit

  • Vasmer, Max, “пот”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[1] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress, 1964–1973
  • Černyx, P. Ja., “пот”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, 1999, page 61
  • Šanskij, N. M., “пот”, in Školʹnyj etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [School Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language]‎[2] (in Russian), Moscow: Drofa, 2004

Further readingEdit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick, “*pȏtъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008, →ISBN, page 415