-тель

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See also: тељ and -тељ

Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-teljь.

Suffix[edit]

-тел҄ь ‎(-telʹĭ)

  1. -er, -or; Deverbative nominalizing suffix used to create a masculine agent noun. Usually derived from infinitive (or "aorist") stem of verbs, rarely from root-class verbs, such as:
    Some nouns derive from infinitive stem in -а- or -ѣ-:
    The most common are the nouns with infinitive in -и-:

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-teljь. Cognate to Old Church Slavonic -тель(-telĭ), Serbo-Croatian -telj and Czech -tel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-тель ‎(-telʹm

  1. -er (a suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer of an action or a human relation)
    писа́ть(pisátʹ, to write)писа́тель(pisátelʹ, writer)
    предста́вить(predstávitʹ, to represent)представи́тель(predstavítelʹ, representative)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The stress is usually drawn onto the preceding syllable (but see слу́шатель(slúšatelʹ, listener)).

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