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 *świtḗˀtei, from essive[1] of Proto-Indo-European *ḱweyt- (to shine). Cognate with Lithuanian švitė́ti (to shine, to shimmer).

Verb edit

*svьtěti impf (perfective *svьnǫti)[2][3]

  1. (reflexive) to get bright

Inflection edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic:
      Old Cyrillic script: свьтѣти (svĭtěti)
      Glagolitic script: ⱄⰲⱐⱅⱑⱅⰹ (svĭtěti)
  • West Slavic:

References edit

  1. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), “*k̑ṷei̭t-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 340
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) “*svьtěti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 478:v. (c) ‘shine’
  3. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001) “svьtěti (sę): svьtjǫ svьtitь”, in Common Slavic Accentological Word List[1], Copenhagen: Editiones Olander:c lyse (PR 139)