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Food and Drink
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The article presents the names of food products, dishes, and drinks with the etymology of words and the application of these names in modern Slavic language. Slavic food and drink have a strong relationship with the climate, culture, and traditions. The influence of climatic and historical factors divides the Slavic areas into two zones in terms of categories of food and drink: northern and southern.

Modern Slavic languages have the same etymology and scope of use for the verbs to eat (PSl *ěsti, *ěmь ‘to eat’, ‘I eat’ [< *ěd-ti, *ědmь]) and to drink (PSl *piti, *pь‘to drink’, ‘I drink’)…

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Sosnowski, Wojciech, “Food and Drink”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032523>
First published online: 2020

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