в-

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • во- (vo-) (before certain consonant clusters)

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Slavic въ- (vŭ-), from Proto-Slavic *vъ(n)-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én. The /n/ persists in внять (vnjatʹ). See also в (v), Old East Slavic въ (), Proto-Slavic *vъ(n). Compare the similar development in с- (s-) from Proto-Slavic *sъ(n)-.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

в- (v-)

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

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