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Cognate with Latvian rãdît (show, indicate), possibly Old Church Slavonic радити (raditi, take care of), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *Hreh₁dʰ- (to arrange). Compare Old Irish ráidid (talk), Gothic 𐍂𐍉𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (rōdjan, speak), Icelandic rœða (talk), Sanskrit राध्यते (rādhyate, be satisfied). The root may be *Hreh₁- (to arrange); see Latin reor (reckon).

Possibly the causative of ràsti (find), but a connection is difficult due to the latter's accentuation.


ródyti (third-person present tense ródo, third-person past tense ródė)

  1. show, display (present to be seen)
  2. display, demonstrate (make known, apparent)
    Ar̃ pavỹdas rodo méilę - Does jealousy show love?


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