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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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *teptei, with a regular loss of medial *-p- in the infinitive stem due to the law of open syllables. p has been restored in many of the daughters by analogy with the present stem, and s has been inserted into the infinitive in many of the daughters by analogy with other verbs in -sti. Compare *greti (to dig, to rake).

Cognate with Lithuanian tèpti (to smear, to grease, to soil) (1sg. tepù), Latvian tept (to smear, to grease) (1sg. tepju).

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  1. to beat

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References edit

  • Derksen, Rick (2008), “*teti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden; Boston: Brill, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 491
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “тепу́”, in Этимологический словарь русского языка [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), transl. & suppl. by Oleg Trubachyov, Moscow: Progress