в-

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic въ-(vŭ-), from Proto-Slavic *vъ(n)-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-. The /n/ persists in внять(vnjatʹ). See also в(v), Old East Slavic въ(), Proto-Slavic *vъ(n). Cognate with Polish w-, Czech v-, Latvian ìe-, Lithuanian į̃, English un-, Latin in-, Ancient Greek ἀ-(a-), Sanskrit अ-(a-).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (before vowels and voiced consonants) IPA(key): [v]
  • (before voiceless consonants) IPA(key): [f]

Prefix[edit]

в- ‎(v-) (во-(vo-) is used before certain consonant clusters)

  1. in, into (describing an action of moving inside of something or moving deeper into something)

See also[edit]

  • в(v)