Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/zętь

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

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Etymology

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From Proto-Balto-Slavic *źénˀtas, *źénˀtis. A derivative of Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, give birth) (cf. *ǵénh₁tis (birth, production)) or Proto-Indo-European *ǵemH- (to marry) + *-tь. Akin to Lithuanian žéntas (son-in-law), Latvian znots (son-in-law), Sanskrit ज्ञाति (jñāti, kinsman, relative), possibly Proto-Indo-Iranian *ȷ́ā́mātā (son-in-law).

Noun

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*zę̀tь m

  1. son-in-law

Declension

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See also

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Descendants

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Further reading

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