Re: Ukrainian "Uzvar"

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 29055
Date: 2004-01-03

--- In, "wtsdv" <liberty@...> wrote:

> Does anybody know anything about the etymology of the Ukrainian
> word "uzvar", which is the name of a sort of fruit compote?

Common Slavic *vUzvarU, a deverbative from *vUzvariti 'bring to the
boil' (already in OCS (Codex Suprasliensis): _povele^s^e, vUzvariti
pIcIlU vU konobe^_ 'ordered to bring pitch in a cauldron to the
boil'), < *vUz- 'up to etc.', *variti 'boil'.

> Also,
> does anybody know if there's anything like a Slavic etymological
> dictionary somewhere online?

(click on 'Slavic inherited lexicon'; the site is down at the moment),

(Vasmer's Russian Etymological dictionary).