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.

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Etymology Edit

Likely the l-participle of an unattested verb **teti (to become/be hot) +‎ *-lъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *tep-, from Proto-Indo-European *tep-. Cognate with Sanskrit तप् (tap-, hot), Latin tepeō (be hot) whence English tepid.

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  1. warm

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References Edit

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*teplъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden; Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 490