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Old Church Slavonic[edit]


From Proto-Slavic *ȗxo, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *auṣ- or possibly *auṣ-i-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-.


оухо (uxon

  1. ear
  2. eye of a needle
  3. hearing



The singular takes o-stem endings, the dual takes mostly i-stem endings, and the plural takes s-stem endings. Nonetheless оухо is conventionally considered an s-stem. Halla-aho considers the dual forms a remnant of an original i-stem which later became an s-stem, but Derksen reconstructs the Proto-Slavic form as an o-stem instead.


†Only attested in later Church Slavonic.


  • Cejtlin, R.M.; Večerka, R.; Blagova, E., editors (1994), “оухо”, in Staroslavjanskij slovarʹ (po rukopisjam X—XI vekov) [Old Church Slavonic Dictionary (Based on 10–11th Century Manuscripts)], Moscow: Russkij jazyk
  • Hauptova Z., editor (1958–1997), “оухо”, in Slovník jazyka staroslověnského (Lexicon linguae palaeoslovenicae), Prague: Euroslavica
  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • Halla-aho, Jussi (2006) Problems of Proto-Slavic Historical Nominal Morphology: On the Basis of Old Church Slavic (Slavica Helsingiensia; 26)‎[1], Helsinki: University of Helsinki