Appendix:Proto-Slavic/-ьca

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

*-ьca f

  1. Denominal, forms diminutives.
    *myšь (mouse) → *myšьca (a small mouse; muscle)
    *vьrvь (rope) → *vrvьca (cord, string)
  2. Deverbal (from the stem), forms agent nouns.
    *ubiti (to kill) → *ubьjьca (killer)
    *jědti (to kill) > *jěsti (to eat) → *jědьca (eater)
  3. Structural formant, without a base noun to synchronically derive from.
    *ovьca (sheep)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: -ca
    • Polish: -ca
    • Slovak: -ca
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: -ca
      • Upper Sorbian: -ca

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