Appendix:Proto-Slavic/o(b)

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This entry contains Proto-Slavic 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃ebhi.

Preposition[edit]

*o(b)

  1. (with locative) around, about
  2. (with locative) concerning
  3. (with accusative) against, on

Usage notes[edit]

Because of the law of open syllables, the final -b was often dropped. It was retained when the next word began with a vowel or with l or r. When combined with a word that began with v, it was also retained, but the v was dropped.

Descendants[edit]

  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
    • Old Church Slavonic: о (o), об (ob) (also объ (obŭ), with an epenthetic vowel)
    • Bulgarian: о (o)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: о
      Latin: o, ob (regional)
    • Slovene: o, ob
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: o, ob
    • Polish: o
    • Slovak: o
    • Sorbian: