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LithuanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *būˀtei; present tense forms are from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (to be), suppletive stem forms derive from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to become) (see Proto-Indo-European *bʰew-). Compare identical situation in Old Church Slavonic бꙑти (byti). Cognate to Latvian būt.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bū́ti (third-person present tense yrà, third-person past tense bùvo)

  1. to be
  2. to exist
  3. to become

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

ParticipleEdit

būti

  1. masculine plural nominative form of būtas.