See also: pit, PIT, pít, pît, and piť



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *pínˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)penH-.

Cognate with Lithuanian pìnti, Polish piąć się (to climb) and Ancient Greek πένομαι (pénomai, to toil) (which apparently got generalized from some domestic work; compare Ancient Greek πᾶνος (pânos), πῆνος (pênos, thread on the bobbin) > Latin pānus), Proto-Germanic *spinnaną (to spin), possibly Old East Slavic понѧва (ponęva) / Russian поня́ва (ponjáva, blanket), Old Church Slavonic пукъ (pukŭ) > Russian пук (puk, bunch, tuft).


pīt tr., 1st conj., pres. pinu, pin, pin, past pinu

  1. to braid
  2. to plait
  3. to weave
  4. to wattle
  5. to wreathe



Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 399