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Can anybody please explain to me why the Latin word focus "fireplace" and the Old Slavonic word пещь (peshch') "stove"* are not cognates (PIE /f/ yields Old Slavonic /p/)?

The Old Slavonic letter щ (shch) is always derived from the letters к (k) or г (g) + т (t); Я пеку (Ya peku) "I bake"

*see "The russian stove"

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about Latin and does not show any particular research effort.
    – Draconis
    May 1, 2019 at 21:53

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Grimm's Law only applies to Germanic languages; PIE as usually reconstructed has no *f.

Latin focus probably comes from PIE *bʰ-h₂- "shine" (see fax "torch"); Slavic пещь seems to come from PIE *p-kʷ- "cook". They're not related.

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