Appendix:Suffixes -evo, -ova and -ovo

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The suffixes -ovo and -evo are in widespread Slavic use to indicate a placename. They are neuter forms of the Slavic possessive suffix -ov and -ev (meaning belonging to) which is declined this way after selo (village), mesto (place or town) or another neutral noun, usually omitted in the toponym itself. The form -evo is used after palatal or palatalized consonants.

The suffix is spelled in a different manner in various Slavic scripts — it is -ово and -ево in Cyrillic and -owo and ewo in Polish. In Romanian, Albanian and Turkish placenames of Slavic origin bearing the suffix are usually adapted as -ova. In Greek, borrowed placenames have either an -ovo or an -ova suffix.

Besides the placename use, the suffix is also featured in some Russian family names, such as Nedobrovo, Durnovo and Khitrovo.




  • Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Braniewo, a city in Poland
  • Węgorzewo, a popular tourist resort in Poland
  • Kolpashevo, a town in Russia
  • Sheremetyevo, an international airport serving Moscow
  • Sevlievo, a town in Bulgaria
  • Kičevo, a town in the Republic of Macedonia
  • Kruševo, a town in the Republic of Macedonia
  • Pančevo, a town in Serbia
  • Preševo, a town in Serbia
  • Smederevo, a town in Serbia


  • Craiova, a city in Romania
  • Orşova, a town in Romania
  • Hârşova, a town in Romania
  • Cricova, a town in the Republic of Moldova
  • Kuçova, a town in Albania
  • Arachova, a town in Greece