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LithuanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *suk- (turn, spin); compare Latvian sukt, Proto-Slavic *sъkati (Russian скать (skatʹ, twist, turn), Czech skati). Also related are Latvian sàucêt, Proto-Slavic *sučiti. Beyond Balto-Slavic, hesitant connections have been made with Tocharian A ṣkārā, Tocharian B aṣkār (at the back),[1] Ossetian хуы́рх (x°ýrx, whey), Latin sucula (winch).[2]

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /sʊk.tʲɪ/

VerbEdit

sùkti (third-person present tense sùka, third-person past tense sùko)

  1. turn (change direction of movement)
    Sukti į kaĩrę draũdžiama.No left turn (lit. turning left is forbidden)
  2. cause to turn, rotate, revolve
    Tekė́damas vanduõ suka turbìnų mentès.The water turns the turbine blades as it flows.
  3. circle, twirl, whirl (move in a circular motion)
    Virš galvõs tỹliai ratù sùko šikšnósparniai.Bats twirled around above my head.
  4. weave, spin
    paũkštis sùka lìzdąThe bird is making a nest.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albert J. van Windekens (1979) Le tokharien confronté avec les autres langues indoeuropéennes. Vol. I. La phonétique et le vocabulaire. Louvain, pages 455-456
  2. ^ Jan Safarewicz (1961) Ze słownictwa bałto-słowiańskiego (Innowacje czasownikowe) [Notes on the Balto-Slavic Vocabulary (Verbal innovations)] in Slavia Antiqua, volume 8, pages 253-254