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See also: put, PUT, pût, and puț

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *pūteiti.

Cognates include Lithuanian pūti (id.), Gothic fūls (fūls), Old High German fūl, German faul (rotten, rancid, lazy), Old Norse feyja (to cause to rot), Sanskrit पूयति (pūyati, rots, smells), Ancient Greek πῡ́θω (pū́thō, I cause to rot), Latin pūteō (I rot, smell rotten), pūtidus, puter (rotten), Persian پوسیدن (to rot).

Past stem puv- derivations: puve, puvekļi, puveši, puvums, papuve, regional puvēns (= puveklis "a chunk of rotten matter").[1]

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VerbEdit

pūt intr., 1st conj., pres. pūstu, pūsti, pūst, past puvu

  1. to rot

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Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

pūt

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of pūst
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of pūst

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “pūt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7