Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/pręsti

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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 *(s)prenˀd-, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)prend-. Cognate with Lithuanian sprę́sti (to stretch, to spread, to judge, to solve) (3sg. spréndžia), Latvian spriêst (to stretch, to press, to judge, to discuss) (1sg. spriêžu), Old English sprindel (snare, hook). Derksen ascribes the acute tone in the root to Winter's law.

VerbEdit

*pręsti impf

  1. to spin

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Further readingEdit

  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999) , “прясть”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 2, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 79
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) , “*pręsti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 419
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “пряду́”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress