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 Proto-Balto-Slavic *śwentas, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwen- (holy).

Adjective edit


  1. holy, sacred

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Non-Slavic:
  • Romanian: sfânt

Further reading edit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) “свято́й”, in Oleg Trubachyov, transl., Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Progress

References edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*svętъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 476:adj. o ‘holy, sacred’
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “svętъ svęta svęto”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:c holy (SA 109; PR 138)
  3. ^ Snoj, Marko (2016) “svẹ̑t”, in Slovenski etimološki slovar [Slovenian Etymology Dictionary] (in Slovene), 3rd edition,*svę̑tъ